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In this aerial view of the downtown Moline and vicinity, Moline Community College may be seen in the 
circle at the lower left. 

The Wheel of Progress - - - 

. . . in I960- 1961 has rolled through Moline Community College and touched 

almost every phase of our college life. We have broadened our horizons in the curriculum, 

the scholastic achievement, the faculty membership, the student enrollment, the campus 

improvement, and the social activities. Inspired leadership, selfless devotion, and 

willing cooperation of faculty and students have lubricated the wheels to aid in this progress. 

The college offers a flexible program in three general areas: terminal, parallel, and 
adult education. This year new courses were offered in the language arts, social studies, 
mathematics, science, and physical education departments. The scope of the 
adult education program, similarly broadened, shows new growth in many areas. 

Attesting to the improvement of scholastic ratings are the results of the SCAT tests, 
which showed a higher average over that of previous years. 

Faculty membership has increased with six new teachers added to last year's staff of ten. 
Supplementing the staff, also, is the new full time coordinator for adult education. 

Full time student enrollment for 1 960-6 1 showed a thirty-three percent increase over 
that of last year. Also verifying the forward approach of the college is the new parking lot 
in the area formerly occupied by the Annex, which stood in the path of progress. 

Students themselves have shown ever increasing loyalty and cooperation by their participation 
in the many new coordinated social events initiated by various college clubs. Therefore, 
we offer the following pages as a record of the growth of our college this year and present them 
as a reminder along the path that MCC has helped us to grow intellectually, morally and socially. 



ACTIVITIES, Pages 28-49 

SPORTS, Pages 50-67 

Wheel of Progress 

STUDENTS, Pages 68-87 


ADVERTISING, Pages 100-115 

Darlene Schultz, Editor-in-Chief 
John Cooklin, Business Manager 

The Dean Speaks 

This has been the Crystal Year in the development of Moline Community 
College. As each year is important in the development of a comparatively young 
institution, we like to think that the fifteenth has contributed its share toward 
advancement of our college. 

This year has seen the expansion of our full time faculty, an expansion of 
our curricula, and an increase in our student body. We've elected our first "Snow 
Queen," put the first stickers on our cars, worn our first school sweatshirts, re- 
ceived our first student identification cards, and established our first alumni 

These and other "firsts" have made for us another important year. However, 
their appearances, along with the general expansion of the college, are not so 
important in and of themselves. Their importance lies in the fact that they are 
indicative of the future, a bigger and brighter future than many would have 
imagined in years gone by. 

No institution stands still. With scientific, technological, and financial change, 
institutions adapt themselves and go forward with the changes, or they die. 

Strong leadership of previous administrators has helped Moline Community 
College to the point where present and future administrators can concentrate 
more on the needs of the future. The present strength and growth of our 
college can be attributed to the concerted efforts of all its administrators since 
its inception. 

Just what does the future hold for Moline Community College? 
While it is impossible to guarantee or foresee all details, the following prog- 
nostication seems justified: 

1. Continued increase in full-time student body; the fall of 1965 will see 
an enrollment of one thousand full-time students. 

2. Continued expansion of our curricula, with more varied offerings in all 

3. Growth of full-time faculty and staff; the fall of 1965 will see forty 
full-time faculty members. 

4. By 1965, there is a good chance that Moline Community College will 
become an area college, serving a larger home district than the present 
school district #40. 

5. Continued growth in academic standards and regulations. 

6. More parking problems. 

But the brightest part of the future is the fact that more people can avail 
themselves of a higher education, a situation not possible without Moline Com- 
munity College. 

With a tremendous increase in the number of college age people within the 
next decade, comes an additional responsibility to society to see that they are 
provided with an opportunity to acquire an education beyond the high school 

Many areas of our country will fail to provide such an opportunity for their 
young people. Thankfully, the citizens in our community are willing to face-up 
to this responsibility through the provision of Moline Community College. 

One of the greatest assets of any community is the willingness of the present 
generation to provide for the welfare of the next generation. We are indeed 
blessed in this respect in our community. 

Dr. R. E. Whalen, Dean 

Dr. Richard E. Whalen 
B.S., Southern Illinois University, M.S., Indiana University 
M.A., University of Mississippi, Ed. D., Indiana University 

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Dr. Dwight M. Davis 
Iowa State Teachers College, B.A. 
State University of Iowa, M.A., Ph.D. 
Superintendent of the Moline Public Schools 

Dr. Davis, Dr. Whale 

Dr. Dwight M. Davis, Dr. Richard E. Whalen, and 
the Board of Education plan for the development and 
future of MCC. Working together, Dr. Davis and Dr. 
Whalen determine the needs of the expanding college. 
This year these needs made necessary an increase in tui- 
tion, effective next fall. Well qualified to offer advice 
on college affairs, Dr. Davis himself served as dean of 
MCC from 1953 to 1955. He is thoroughly familiar with 
the policies, problems, and potential of Moline's junior 
college. Because his office is nearby in Allendale, it is 
especially convenient for the superintendent to work 
closely with Dr. Whalen in planning school policy. 

All final decisions pertaining to MCC are made by the 
Board of Education, which has under its jurisdiction the 
twenty-five schools of the Moline Public Schools. 

Comprised of several members each, two committees 
deal with contrasting topics. The Business Committee is 
occupied with finances; the Education Committee with 
teaching staff and curriculum. 

The Board of Education controls policies of the Moline Public Schools. Members are Stoddard Small, Richard Shrader, Calvin 
Amsworth, Dr. Dwight Davis, President M. W. Faust, Assistant Superintendent and Secretary of the Board Melvin Reynolds 
Henry Parsons, John Morgan, and Ralph Johnson. 

ronfer in Directing Growth of MCC 

Dr. Richard E. Whalen 
Southern Illinois University, B.S. 
University of Mississippi, M.A. 
Indiana University, M.S., Ed. D. 
Dean of Moline Community College 

Administrators of Moline Community College place 
emphasis on both college credit and adult vocational 
education courses. This policy is evidenced by the 
creation of the position, director of technical, voca- 
tional, and adult education. Filled by Mr. L. Everett 
Belote, this job demands a full time faculty member. 
More proof of interest in adult education may be found 
in the fact that the technical program is being executed 
at two locations. Now, vocational education courses 
are made available not only at MCC, but also at the 
new Moline Senior High School. 

Because the administration feels that a full time 
instructor offers definite advantages over a part-time 
one, it has originated a full time teaching position 
whenever possible. It must be remembered that four 
full time teachers can replace sixteen part-time instruc- 
tors; in fact, this exact substitution took place at the 
beginning of the second semester. A total of six full 

time teachers were added to the staff this year, bringing 
the number to sixteen. In addition, faculty members 
have been appointed to head most of the departments. 
Carrying this same policy a step further, Dr. Whalen, 
Dr. Davis, and the school board have added a full time 
head coach to the faculty next year. 

To offer a greater variety of college credit courses 
at a junior college, the administration employs part- 
time instructors. This year fifty-five teachers com- 
prised MCC's part-time faculty. 

The program at MCC this year has been expanded 
in several areas: more full time instructors, new equip- 
ment, and increased facilities represent growth in the 
curricula. Employment in the college has reached a 
record high. Including instructors, office assistants, and 
cafeteria and custodial help, eighty-eight persons cur- 
rently are working at the college. 

Director of Students, 

Dr. Hilda Wells 
Director of Students 

Mrs. Dorothy Kramer, registrar, dupli- 
cates a transaction on the Thermofax 
copying machine. Not only does she take 
charge of sending and receiving tran- 
scripts, but she also manages the dean's 

Acting as a liaison between various groups, Dr. 
Hilda Wells is Director of Student Activities at MCC. 

At times Dr. Wells is the contact between the stu- 
dents and the faculty as a group. When pupils wish 
to organize a club, she performs this function. As an 
advisor to the Student Council, she helps organize the 
Council and aids them in their work. 

At other times, Dr. Wells acts as an intermediary 
between local business and the student body. She 
attempts to match pupils wanting work with suitable 
employers. This year alone Dr. Wells found positions 
for more than one hundred students in business and 

In her role as a co-ordinator, Dr. Wells also admin- 
isters the School and College Ability Test and the 
Constitution Test, assists in Honor Society, Phi Theta 
Kappa, selections, and heads the student teacher pro- 
gram in the Moline schools. 

ecretaries Perform Many Duties 

Mrs. Mary Riordan assists Mrs. Wanda Lambert Mrs. Phyllis Peterson agrees with Mrs. Jean Carl- 

in recording grades. son that the insurance forms are in order. 

In addition to Registrar Mrs. Dorothy Kramer, the 
office staff consists of Mrs. Phyllis Peterson, Mrs. Mary 
Riordan, Mrs. Wanda Lambert, and Mrs. Jean Carlson. 
During the first semester, Mrs. Janette Ketelsen and 
Mrs. Joanna Greenwood were employed. 

Mrs. Phyllis Peterson administers the school insur- 
ance program at MCC, as well as helping with tran- 
scripts. Typing office records is another duty she has 
performed during her four years at MCC. 

Secretary to Mr. L. Everett Belote, Mrs. Mary 
Riordan, who also helps with typing, began her work 
in the college office in November. In addition to her 
secretarial duties Mrs. Riordan duplicates examinations 
for teachers. 

Mrs. Wanda Lambert succeeded Mrs. Janette Ketel- 
sen as the registrar's assistant. When the end of the 
semester arrives and grades must be recorded, Mrs. 
Lambert takes this responsibility. She also handles 
class cards. 

Replacing Mrs. Joanna Greenwood in the bookroom 
during the second semester is Mrs. Jean Carlson. Head- 

ing Mrs. Carlson's duties are ordering books, mailing 
out class schedules, and taking charge of bookkeeping 
and banking for the college. 

The dispensing of information is one of the pri- 
mary services of the office staff. Vendors of the com- 
modity are Mrs. Phyllis Peterson, who answers queries 
by telephone, and Mrs. Mary Riordan at the informa- 
tion desk. What type of questions are asked? Prospec- 
tive students want to know which courses are offered, 
the entry requirements for these courses, and their col- 
lege credit hours. Current students call to find out 
whether a certain class will be held, or whether an 
instructor has revealed the semester's grades. These 
are but a few of the many inquiries which face the 
secretaries each day. 

Aiding Arrowhead Ranch was the office staff's ma- 
jor Christmas time project. Each secretary at MCC 
"adopted" a child from the ranch for one evening. 
This evening was spent at a Christmas party, where 
each boy was presented a gift by his "temporary 



St. Ambrose College, B.A. 

Iowa State Teachers College, B.A., M.A. 


State University of Iowa, M.A. 


General Engineering Drawing 

Western Michigan University, B.S. 

State University of Iowa, M.A. 

Engineering, Descriptive Geometry 

Northland College, B.A. 

Columbia University, M.A. 

Health, Baseball 

Illinois State Normal University, B.S. in Ed. 



Cornell College, B.A. 


American Conservatory of Music, B.A. 

English, Journalism (Full time faculty) 
Augustana College, A.B. 
Northwestern University, M. A. 
Director of Student Publications 

Choir members, Ellen Aull and Donna Giles, watch 
as Dr. Frederick Swanson demonstrates the impor- 
tance of proper vowel formation. 

We Introduce 

Art and Music 

Among the many departments in the curricula 
offered at Moline Community College is the Fine 
Arts department, which includes courses in art and 

Modern projects for art classes are taught in Craft 
Workshop. Art Appreciation, another class of the 
art department, aids students in gaining an under- 
standing of various phases of art. Lectures, discus- 
sions, field trips to local galleries, and audiovisual 
aids are utilized by the instructor. 

Music Appreciation accomplishes a similar purpose 
in another field, enabling classes to enjoy classical 
and modern compositions. To students who pass the 
entrance audition, two additional music courses are 
available — Choir and Band. Also in this depart- 
ment classes in Public School Methods, Fundamentals 
of Music, and individual instruction in piano are 



Augustana College, A.B. 

State University of Iowa, MA. 

Education, Sociology, Geography (Full time faculty) 

Western Illinois University, B.S. in Ed., M.S. in Ed. 


Augustana College, B.M.E. 
Vandercook College of Music, M.M.E. 


Chemistry, Physics (Full time faculty) 

Augustana College, A.B. 

State University of Iowa, MA. 

University of Colorado, M.S. 

Head of Science Department 

Sponsor of Science Club 

Mathematics (Full time faculty) 

University of Arizona, B.S., M.A. 

Biological Sciences, Health, Physical Education 
(Full time faculty) 

Murray State College, B.S. 

University of Wisconsin, M.S. 

Sponsor of Women's Recreation Association 



Augustana College, B.S. 

LIniversity of Illinois, M.Ed. 

Electrical Engineering 

Marquette University, B.E.E., M.E.E. 

German, Russian, Sociology, Anthropology 
(Full time faculty) 

Bradley University, M.A. 

. . . MCC Faculty 

Business Education 

A versatile department, business education offers 
courses ranging from accounting and statistics to 
typing, shorthand, and IBM wiring. Headed by Mr. 
Van White, this division appeals not only to those 
wishing to complete a four-year degree, but also to 
persons desiring to learn new skills for their own 

Students enrolled in the university parallel pro- 
gram study subjects such as economics, accounting, 
statistics, and business law. Those who wish to ac- 
quire skills for their own personal use or to qualify 
for advancement in their present positions choose 
typing, shorthand, salesmanship, office or secretarial 
practice, advertising, or personal administration. 

Casting an approving glance on the work of Dan 
Roman and Dan Stevenson, Mr. Van White real- 
izes that his accounting students understand double- 
entry bookkeeping. 

Education and Psychology 

"Education courses emphasize the growth and de- 
velopment of schools, and point out modern methods 
of teaching," states Dr. Hilda Wells. Subjects with 
these objectives are The American Public School 
(Education 100) and the methods courses dealing 
with the various fields of study. 

Psychology stresses the importance of understand- 
ing human behavior. The Introduction to Psychology 
precedes Applied Psychology, the latter dealing with 
the practical aspects and the many uses of psychology. 
Primarily for teachers, Educational Psychology con- 
cerns the process of learning. 

Available to education majors is the student obser- 
vation program at MCC. Here Bill Blick, a par- 
ticipant in the program, clarifies an assignment for 
sixth graders at Grant School. 



Augustana College, B.A. 

University of Southern California, M.A. 

English, Speech 

Monmouth College, A.B. 

State University of Iowa, M.A. 

Abnormal Psychology 

Upsala College, B.A. 

University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Ph.D. 


Typing, Shorthand , Business Letters 
Central Missouri State College, B.S. 
Shorthand, Typing 
Culver-Stockton, B.S. 


Typing, Shorthand, Office Practice 
University of Illinois, B.S. 



Iowa State Teachers College, B.S. 

University of Illinois, M.Ed. 

English, Speech (Pull time faculty) 

Western Illinois University, B.S., M.S. 

Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts 

Head of Language Arts Department 

Director of Te-Moc 


Illinois State Normal University, M.S. 

Engineering and Electronics 

General engineering and engineering -electronics 
are both included in the college curricula. Students 
in the former area of study may enroll in drawing, 
descriptive geometry, elements of metalurgy and heat 
treatment, motion and time, plane surveying, statics, 
and industrial management classes. 

In the engineering-electronics area, students may 
study engineering problems, the slide rule, funda- 
mentals of electronics, vacuum tubes, radio frequency 
circuits, and industrial electronics. 

This year a full time faculty member, Mr. L. 
Everett Belote, was appointed to head the department. 

Mr. James Swanson points out a fundamental of 
Descriptive Geometry to Bob Johnson and Chuck 



Roosevelt University, B.A. 

University of Illinois, M.S. 

Physical Education 

University of Indiana, B.S. 

University of Wisconsin, M.S. 

Accounting, Statistics, Economics 

Illinois State Normal University, B.Ed. 

University of Illinois, MA. 



Illinois State Normal University, B.Ed. 
University of Colorado, M.Ed. 


Augustana College, B.A. 

Electronics, Mathematics 
Bradley University, B.S., M.S. 



Illinois State Normal University, B.Ed. 

State University of Iowa, MA. 

Physical Education 

University of Michigan, A.B. 


Southern Illinois University, Ed.B. 
University of Illinois, MA. 



Typing, Office Machines, Secretarial Practice 

Illinois State Normal University, B.S., M.S. 

History, Sociology (Full time j acuity) 

Hastings College, B.A. 

University of Nebraska, M.A., L.L.B. 

Head of Social Studies Department 

Member of Dean's Advisory Committee 


Roosevelt University, B.A., M.A. 



Western Illinois University, B.Ed. 
State University of Iowa, M. Art Ed. 
Head of Art Department 


Iowa State Teachers College, B.A. 
State LIniversity of Iowa, M.A. 


Western Illinois University, B.S. 


Principles of IBM Wiring 


Marycrest College, B.A. 


Iowa State Teachers College, A.B. 

Health and Physical Education 

Required of all undergraduates during their first 
year, Health deals with specific college problems and 
enables the student to live a healthier physical and 
psychological life. 

Women's gym was initiated this year by the ex- 
panded physical education department. Also added 
to the curriculum was Co-educational Social Dancing. 
Continued from last year were golf, swimming, and 
boys' gym. Those wishing to play varsity basketball 
and baseball were required to take special P. E. 

With Jim Soucinek as a partner, Mrs. Phyllis 
Firlus reviews the fundamentals of modern social 
dancing for her class. 



Health, Physical Education 

Illinois College, A.B. 

George Peabody College, M.A. 

Head of Health and Physical Education Department 

Augustana College, A.B. 
University of Wisconsin, M.A., Ph.D. 
Head of Music Department 

Librarian (Full time faculty) 
University of Minnesota, B.A. 
University of Bridgeport, M.S. 


Biological Sciences, Health, Physical Education 
(Full time faculty) 

Iowa State University, B.S. 

State University of Iowa, M.S. 

Strength of Materials 

Lawrence Institute of Technology, B.S. 

Education, Psychology 

Marycrest College, B.A. 

Drake University, M.S.E. 


Psychology, Political Science, History (Full time faculty) 

State University of Iowa, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Head of Education and Psychology Department 

Director of Students 

Member of Dean's Advisory Committee 

Sponsor of Student Council 

Sponsor of Cheerleaders 

Accounting, Economics, Business haw, Economic 

Geography, (Full time faculty) 

University of Illinois, B.S. 

Western Illinois University, M.A. 

Head of Business Education Department 

Sponsor of Commerce Club 

Golf Coach 

Mathematics, Chemistry (Full time faculty) 

Western Illinois University, B.S., M.S. 

Head of Mathematics Department 

Language Arts 

"Expanded curriculum" are two key words describ- 
ing changes in the language arts department this 
year. The year 1 960-1 961 will be remembered as the 
school year that French, German, and Russian were 
added to the course of study, which already included 

Advanced Speech, which joined Speech 101 and 
Speech 111 this year, concentrates on discussion and 
argumentation. In addition to English Rhetoric 
classes, an advanced composition course was added 
the second semester. Also offered were English litera- 
ture and American literature. To prepare future 
newswriters for their work, the journalism classes 
worked on the Comet and Galaxy, the school publi- 

"Planning a new home requires ideas," maintains 
Dave Phelps, whose speech using visual aids holds 
the undivided attention of the Speech 101 class. 


Cube roots and logarithm tables are familiar items 
to MCC math majors, who devote a large share of 
their time to specialized courses. Among these sub- 
jects are College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Ana- 
lytic Geometry, Integral Calculus, and Strength of 
Materials. Not only was Room 309 the scene of Mr. 
Fiedler's Slide Rule class second semester, but also 
was the meeting place of his College Arithmetic 
group. Industrial Math, Intermediate Algebra, and 
College Arithmetic were also taught this year. 

Mr. Leigh Fiedler answers Bill Conover's question 
concerning slide rule operation by consulting the 
demonstration rule used for classroom work. Slide 
Rule class offers one hour of college credit. 

MCC Applauds the Faculty. Lectures 

"What group of people settled here?" asks Mr. Robert Nu- 
quist of Doug Peterson and Dan Louden, students taking 
History of Western Civilization. 

Social Studies 

To meet the ever increasing need of stu- 
dents to learn about the problems of the 
world in which they live, the social studies 
department each year adds new courses or 
teachers or both. 

This year Anthropology was added to the 
many courses offered. This subject concerns 
the theories of human development and the 
racial variability of primitive society. 

Offering of courses in geography, history, 
and sociology, the social studies department 
stresses world problems and cultural develop- 
ment. Both the Elements of Geography, 
which deals with the physical makeup of 
the world and planetary relation; and Eco- 
nomic Geography, the study of industrial de- 
velopment and world trade, are offered. 

In history, courses such as the History of 
Western Civilization, English, American, po- 
litical science and current problems are avail- 
able. In addition to Principles of Sociology, 
a course in personality is offered. 



Two full time instructors were added to the science 
department this year, bringing the total to four. Zo- 
ology was extended to a full year course, the second 
semester dealing primarily with the vertebrate forms 
of animal life. Also included in the biological science 
division were Microbiology and Physiology, which 
were taught for nurses. Science majors found many 
chemistry and physics classes are offered in the phys- 
ical science category. 

Mr. Gordon Taylor adjusts the new biocular 
microscope as Ron Carlson and John Ferrell de- 
cide that it warrants approval. 

rests and Conferences Are Their Lot 


Mr. Eduard Gallen, anthropology instructor, indicates the 
various eras of time to Sandra Schultz. 


Educational Psychology 
Fletcher College, A.B. 
State University of Iowa, 


Personnel Administration 
State University of Iowa, 
B.A., J.D. 



University of Idaho, B.A. 

Business Law 
Notre Dame, B.S., L.L.B. 


Accounting, Salesmanship, 
Business Practice (Pull 
time faculty) 

Kansas State Teachers 
College, A.B., B.S., M.S. 


Elements of Motion and 

St. Ambrose College, B.A. 
State University of Iowa, 



Bradley University, B.S., 



Northwestern University, 


English Speech 

State University of Iowa, 

A. B., L.L.B. 


Industrial Electronics 
Denver University, B.S. 


Descriptive Geometry 
Augustana College, A.B. 
University of Illinois, B.S. 



University of Minnesota, 

B. Ch.E., M.S. 


Audio-Visual Education 
Western Illinois University, 

University of Wisconsin, 


Descriptive Geometry 
Oklahoma State University, 

Library helpers, Joanie Buffalo, Joyce Stange, and Emily Wilson, 
add books to the rack of paperbacks, which may be purchased 
by students. 

Assistants, Sue Chapman and Marcia Cook, check the 
card catalogue to discover the proper shelves for new 
volumes just acquired. Marcia is placing the cards for 
these books in the file. 

Library Continues To Expand 

This year the library not only added new 
books but also such other facilities as records 
and language tapes. 

Within three years, more than three thou- 
sand circulating books have been accumulated. 
Under the National Defense Education Act, 
the library gained over one thousand dollars 
worth of books this year alone. To encourage 
the addition of new courses and to enrich the 
curriculum, the government agrees to pay 
one-half of the cost of each volume added, as 
well as one-half of the cost of new equipment. 
Books added this year through this program 
were primarily in the areas of French, Ger- 
man, Russian, Spanish, and anthropology. 

The collection of 250 records includes sev- 
eral spoken foreign language albums, in addi- 
tion to recordings for the music appreciation 
and English classes. A tape recorder with 
earphones and language tapes was offered to 
students for their use during second semester. 

Mrs. Viola Theorell, librarian, together 
with the faculty, selects books to be purchased 
for the library. Library assistants first se- 
mester were Janet Pearson and Judith Shaw, 
in addition to the regular library helpers 

Mrs. Viola Theorell, librarian, explains the use of record and taping 

Responsible for the administration and operation of the cafeteria are 
Mrs. Helen Weckel, bookkeeper for the cafeteria program in the 
Moline Public Schools; Mrs. Grace Olson; Mrs. Fern DeWinter; Mrs. 
Emma Weckel, manager of the cafeteria program in the school system; 
Mrs. Frances Larson; and Miss Edna Nelson. 

Maintenance problems at MCC are handled by the 
janitors under the direction of the head custodian, 
Mr. Ralph Gaffney. In the front row are Mr. Ottis 
Farris and Mr. Ralph Griffin; in the back row are 
Mr. Gaffney, Tom Sheridan, and Mr. David 

MCC Offers Students Many Services 

Joe Brady is convinced of the importance of having 
school insurance by Mr. Ray Smith, head of the student 
insurance program for the Moline Public Schools. Mrs. 
Phyllis Peterson, who handles the insurance at MCC, 
will make out the forms. 

Mrs. Jean Carlson, who is in charge of the bookroom, ac- 
cepts an English 101 text from Richard Parrish. Filling 
students' orders for books is especially time-consuming at 
the beginning of a new semester. 

Organizations Grow 


Student Council Initiates New Activities; 



Highlighting Student Council activities this year were two 
innovations — a statewide conference and a fall semester semi- 
formal dance. Dr. Hilda Wells, sponsor of Student Council, 
assisted the group in planning these and other events of the 

Comprising this year's Student Council were Bil Blick, soph- 
omore, president; Dan Louden, freshman, secretary-treasurer; 
Paul Ross, sophomore representative; Dave Phelps and Bill Pekos, 
freshman representatives. These students served as a planning 
committee during both semesters. 

Bill Pekos headed the Council's first major project of the 
year — the publication of the student-faculty directory, a service 
offered for the second year. 

After receipts had paid for the soft drink machines in the 
basement lounge, the Student Council purchased a new water 
cooler for the ground floor, another main Council project. 

Sponsored by the Student Council were two principal social 
events of the school year: the Halloween dance and the Snow 
Swirl. Queen Sharon Brink reigned over the Snow Swirl, the 
first fall semester semi-formal dance, which will become an annual 
affair. Attendants were Sue Chapman, Pam O'Klock, Linda Alm- 
quist and Joan Buffalo. 

MCC student Bob Carlstrom tries out 
one of the new vending machines pur- 
chased by the Student Council. 

Joan Buffalo serves visiting Student Council members at the 
junior college conference at MCC. 

Hosts Conference 

Bil Blick, Dan Louden, and Dr. Wells receive 
replies to the invitations for the April 14 

To the first Student Council conference 
sponsored here by the MCC group on April 
14, all the junior college council members 
in the state were invited. Fifty-four repre- 
sentatives came from Belleville, Canton, 
Joliet, Elgin and Morton. MCC Student 
Council members led discussions on prob- 
lems confronting junior colleges. The vis- 
itors exchanged views with MCC Council 
members about college life activities. 

Chatting around the table at the Snow Swirl are Stephanie 
Folk, Roger Johnson, Jerry Ramsdale and Shirley Lear. 


Commerce Club Tours Chicago Board of Trade 

Planning activities for the fall semester of the Commerce Club 
are newly elected officers, Bob Mueller (foreground), president; 
Shirley Lear, secretary-treasurer; and Bill Pekos, vice president. 

Touring the Chicago Board of Trade and the Fed- 
eral Reserve Bank highlighted the activities of the 
Commerce Club this year. Leaving by bus at 7:15 
a. m. May 16, the members spent the day visiting 
these financial centers in Chicago. 

Organized originally to foster friendly relation- 
ships between the club members and the business- 
men of the community, the group has now enlarged 
its sphere to include social as well as educational 
activities. First semester social events included a 
hayrack ride last fall and a student-faculty holiday 
tea served in the student study lounge after the 
Christmas assembly program. 

Fun was the keynote at the Faculty - Commerce 
Club basketball game played before the regularly 
scheduled Comet -Wilson cage game at Wharton 
Field House. In spite of the enthusiasm engendered 
by Cheerleaders Wells and Theorell, the infractions 
of rules by "Fearless" Firlus, the brawn of "Bumpy" 
Belote, the ballhandling of "Feed-em" Fiedler, the 
free-throw shooting of "Killer" White, and the re- 
bound of "Tricky Dick" Keeley and "Wham-em" 
Whalen, the Commerce Club claimed a thumping 

Meetings this year were held bi-weekly on Wed- 
nesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Room 201. All students 
interested in business, not necessarily as a career, 
are welcome to join the club. Mr. Van White, head 
of the Business Education department, is the sponsor. 

Guiding the Commerce Club during the 
spring semester were these officers: from 
left Craig Gober, secretary-treasurer; Bill 
Pekos, president; and Tom Sheridan, vice- 

Science Club Visits University of Chicago 

Newly elected Science Club officers perform an experiment in the science lab. In the front are Paul Muynck, program chair- 
man; Noel Frazier, secretary-teasurer; and Bill Blick, president. Standing in the back is Dan Ritter, vice-president. Mr. Carl 
Ekblad sponsors the club. 

Field trips, lectures, and demonstrations highlighted 
the year's activities of the Science Club which met 
monthly on Thursday evenings at the college. Serv- 
ing as club officers for the year were Bil Blick, pres- 
ident; Dan Ritter, vice-president; Noel Frasier, 
secretary-treasurer; and Paul De Muynck, program 

Included in the programs were a demonstration and 
lecture by Mr. Fred Wiedeman, from the Bell Tele- 
phone Company, on "Micro Wave Magic," and a 
physics lecture by Dr. Edwin Vaughan, chairman of 
the physics department at St. Ambrose College. The 
space age was represented in a discussion on "Rockets 
and Missiles" by Mr. Floyd Goar, physics instructor 
at Moline High School; an astronomy lecture by Mel 
Peterson, professor of chemistry at Augustana; and 

a demonstration on liquid oxygen by Donald Rouser 
from the Bendix Corporation in Davenport. 

A field trip to the University of Chicago's science 
department gave variety to the club's activities. Here 
the members learned what to expect from science in 
the future. Members displayed their hobbies at a 
student home talent night in March. Hobbyists con- 
tributing to this program were Jeff McFadyen with 
his camera; Pat LaCrosse, his telescope; and Bil Blick, 
his ham radio outfit. 

The purpose of the organization is to promote in- 
terest in science. All students interested in this field 
were invited to join the club, which is sponsored by 
Mr. Carl Ekblad, chemistry and physics instructor at 

Blackouts" Variety Show 

Versatility and talent abounded in the auditorium November 10 
when Te-Moc presented its annual variety show, which this year 
was called "Blackouts." 

The twelve-act presentation was emceed by stolid-faced John 
Timson, whose monologue on Kruschev's landing in the United 
States had the audience wiping away tears of laughter. 

Assisted by Mr. Richard Keeley, director, the club members 
wrote most of the scripts for the show and also enacted the parts. 
It was evident that they enjoyed doing the show as much as the 
audience enjoyed watching it. 

Pam O'Klock in the picture at upper left is oblivious of Roger 
Adolphson's interest in the waitress, Marcia Cook. Dave Phelps 
and Paul Ross, at lower left, are rehearsing the Jack Paar act. 
Gary Millen listens to Larry Jagnow, below, read the script while 
Steve Witte and Dave Phelps, at the desk, argue a point. In the 
picture at the bottom of the page Sandra Schultz, Janet Fuller, 
Arlene Thomas, Joan Guthrie and Joyce DeTombe rehearse their 

ind Original Trilogy at Costume Ball 

Te-Moc Club, sponsored by Mr. Richard Keeley, this year elected 
these officers: Paul Ross, president; Roger Adolphson, vice-president; 
Ann Mattison, secretary; and Gary Heitman, business manager. 
Club members, who delight in presenting the unusual and the 
original, sponsored Te-Moxie, a costume dance and three original 
skits, the second semester. 

Not satisfied with commonplace entertainment, they added to 
the enjoyment of their guests by providing prizes for the most 
original costumes. Winning the prizes for costumes were Barbara 
Meyers and Hygie Reynolds. 

"Why is Wednesday Green" written by Riley Anderson, "Red 
Satin Straight Jacket" by Pam O'Klock, and a satire by Paul Ross 
were enacted by members of the club. 

Painting decorations for the cos- 
tume ball are Riley Anderson 
and Valerie Olson in the picture 
at the right. 

Paul Ross, below, earnestly 
attempts to make a cardboard 
box look like a treasure chest. 
Do be careful, Paul; don't spill 
the paint! 

Those at the ball 
guessed the characters 
above, who must 
remain anonymous for 
their identity is hidden 
behind masks. (Sh! Sh! 
the hunchback at the 
lower right we are told 
is Hygie Reynolds!) 

Sharon Brink, below, 
gazes in awe at 
"Dracula" ( Steve 
Witte) as he appeared 
at the costume ball. 
Behind him Arlyn 
Clair cowers. 

Spring Play, 'Romanoff and Juliet/' 

Spirited chuckles and roaring laughter was the reaction 
of the audience to Ustinov's Romano]] and Juliet presented 
in the auditorium April 21. The satirical comedy con- 
cerned the diplomatic tomfooleries between the United 
States and the smallest country in Europe. 

Pam O'Klock, radiant as Juliet, used her feminine wiles 
to overcome the difficulties by falling in love with a com- 
munist, Romanoff, enacted by Riley Anderson. 

Paul Ross as The General, the part played by Ustinov 
in the original play, planned the collusion to bring the 
couple together. Through excellent costuming, comic 
dialogue and convincing acting, Paul and his cohorts, 
Frank Olson and Thomas Genn as the soldiers, kept 
laughter rippling through the auditorium. 

Dave Phelps as the blustery American ambassador and 

father of Juliet roared through his scenes berating 
his wife for her acquiesence to the affair and dog- 
matically denouncing Freddie, played by Bil Blick, 
for his reticence in proposing to Juliet. The consol- 
ing and conciliating wife was enacted by Dorothy 

The Russian contingent of the triangle starred 
Larry Jagnow as the ambassador; Sandra Schultz, his 
wife; Gary Heitman as the spy; and Alicia Holmes 
as Junior Captain Marfa Zlotochienko, a sloop cap- 
tain with whom Freddie falls in love. 

The doddering, deaf Archbishop, who through 
the connivance of the general marries Romanoff and 
Juliet, was expertly portrayed by Michael Kinney, 
whose experience in Shakespearean drama helped 
him to give authenticity to the role. 

Tom Bump and Dennis Frey as Death and the 
Saint added comedy through their mechanical move- 
ments and erratic antics in the clock tower. 

Production techniques were ably handled by Jeff 
MacFayden, assisted by Gary Millen and Edmund 

The three stage effects and settings were planned 
and supervised by Director, Richard Keeley and were 
constructed by Riley Anderson, Ray Hamilton, Bill 
Montgomery, Valerie Olson, and Hygie Reynolds. 

Student director was Robert Van Raes; Bonnie 
Schultz served as stage manager. 

Mr. Richard Keeley, director of the show and 
sponsor of Te-Moc "hams" it up with Dorothy 
Uranich and Gary Heitman. 

Lieutenant Romanoff (Riley Anderson) reviews the "troops" 
(Frank Olson and Thomas Genn) commanded by The General 
(Paul Ross) as Beulah Moulsworth (Dorothy Uranich) and 
her husband, Hooper (Dave Phelps) look on from the clock 


Amuses Audience with Comedy and Satire 

Seated at the table are Evdokia Romanoff (Sandra 
Schultz), the Spy (Gary Heitman) and Vadim 

the balcony window. Hooper Moulsworth (Dave Phelps) denounces Freddy (Bil Blick) as 

Beulah Moulsworth (Dorothy Uranich) patiently listens. 

As the Archbishop (Michael Kinney) arrives to Freddy (Bil Blick) pleads with Juliet (Pam O'Clock) to marry him. 
perform the marriage ceremony, the spy (Gary 
Heitman) prompts the doddering archbishop. 

Rehearsing for their initial public appearance, entertainment at the Te-Moc Variety Show in November, are these band mem- 
bers: First Row, Jack Eslinger, Dennis Fish, Jerry Barns, Dick Parrish, Gallen Bennett, Larry Fosbinder; Second Row, Ted 
DeSplinter, Larry Stille, Gary Millen, Edwin Abrahamson, and Don Smith. At the piano is the accompanist, Nancy Shattuck. 
The director is Louis Dilulio. 

College Band Is Newest Music Group 

Louis DiIulio 

Director of College Band 

"One and two and," counted Mr. Louis Dilulio, director of the college band 
as he started the newly organized MCC group, which initiated their first public 
performance at the Te-Moc Variety Show last November. 

In this new band were these members: four saxophone players — Jack Es- 
linger, Dennis Fish, Jerry Barns and Dick Parrish; two clarinet players — 
Dennis Fish and Jack Eslinger; three trumpet players — Gary Miller, Edwin 
Abrahanson and Don Smith; a tuba player — Larry Stille; drums — Ted De 
Splinter. Accompanist for the group was Nancy Shattuck. The group played 
this year primarily as a dance band. 

Included in the band's activities were the providing of music at several basket- 
ball games and at the variety show. Next year the group plans to expand their 

Several members of the group have varied musical interests. Don Smith plays 
lead trumpet with the college band and The Collegiates, a dance band. He also 
plays with the Arsenal band and sings with the Arsenal chorus. Dennis Fish 
plays with the Vampers' Combo and is first saxophone in the Moline High 
School band. 

Another member of The Collegiates is Jerry Barns. Leader of The Collegiates 
is Jack Eslinger, a teacher at a local music studio and member of the Arsenal 
band. He played two years with the U. S. Air Force Military Band and one 
year in the Orlando Civic Orchestra. Larry Fosbinder, formerly a member of 
The Collegiates, now plays professionally with the Blue Notes. 

Mr. Dilulio's plans for the future include forming a concert band, which 
will branch out into ensembles and dance band groups. 


Dr. Frederick Swanson 
Head of Music Department 
Director of Choir 

Singing at the Christmas college assembly are these choir members: Bottom Row, Betty 
Collis, Sally Duenow, Marilyn Miller, and Ruth Rieck; Second Row, Florentina Rasso, Ellen 
Aull, John Duenow, Harold Schofield, Kermit Wells, Barbara Thomas, and Edri Lou 

Choir Adds Spring Concert to Performances 

Against a background depicting the nativity, the choir 
dressed in black robes with green surplices sang for the 
student Christmas assembly. 

"Winter Wonderland," "What Child Is This?" and 
"O Holy Night" were three of the selections included 
on the program. 

On May 25 at 8 p. m. the choir, dressed in old 
English costumes presented a program of madrigals and 
folksongs in the auditorium. In June they provided the 
vocal music for commencement exercises. They also 
sang at the Methodist Conference and at Prospect Park to 
open the summer activities of the Quad-City Music Guild. 

Choir members met every Thursday evening rehearsing 
under the direction of Dr. Frederick Swanson. "Choir 
serves as a survey of music for intimate groups, with atten- 
tion to the personal and social aspects of group singing," 
explained Dr. Swanson. 

Preparing for the spring concert are these second semester choir 
members: Bottom Row, Sandra Schultz, Ruth Rieck, Donna Giles, 
and Helen Goranson; Roic Two, Ellen Aull, Barbara Thomas, 
Sally Duenow, Marilyn Miller, and Ann Colburn; Row Three, 
Kermit Wells, Rodger Kramer, Harold Schofield, and John 



In a continental, debonair man- 
ner, the French Club sits for a 
photographic Seated around the 
table are Madame Joan Ossefort, 
Mesdemoiselles Alicia Holmes 
and Janice Mourisse, Madames 
Darlene Schultz and Paula Jen- 
son, and Mademoiselle Marvel 
Asquith. Standing are Messieurs 
Robert Van Raes, Riley Ander- 
son, Richard Keeley, Madame 
Jessie Roby, Mademoiselle Bar- 
bara Meyers, Messieurs Richard 
Aull and Robert Thompson. 

Foreign Language Clubs Provide Interest 

"Bon soir, mes eleves" were the familiar words 
of Madame Jessie Roby, instructor, that greeted the 
French class every Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

In order to give the language a practical application, 
a club was formed and French conversation practiced 
at the social gatherings. At a pot-luck supper held 
in November, French cuisine was featured with such 
dishes as chemin de fer, montagne de fruit and French 

"Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme," a French comedy 
film from a play by Moliere, sponsored by the 
humanities department of Augustana College, was 
viewed by the members of the club in April. 

Serving as officers for the year were Mademoiselle 
Janice Mourisse, president; Madame Joan Ossefort, 
secretary; and Madame Darlene Schultz, treasurer. 

Practicing some German songs are 
these members of the Heidelberg 
Club: Front Row, Pam O'Klock, 
Shirley Lear, Viola Theorell, Dorothy 
Uranich, and Joyce De Tombe; 
Second Row, Mr. Eduard Gallen, 
Gary Heitman, Ron Sereg, David 
Mills, Ed Mayhew, Gary Millen, and 
Ezekiel Isais; Back Row, Dominick 
Guzzo, Jack Eslinger, and George 

"Guten tag meine lieben freunde" was heard four 
afternoons each week in the German class conducted 
by Herr Eduard Gallen, instructor. 

To further their ability in conversational German, 
the class members organized the Heidelberg Club, 
named for Heidelberg, Germany, a famous college 
town. Chief among their activities was the singing 
of German songs. They displayed their vocal skills 
at the Recognition Dinner by entertaining the guests 
with their singing. Renditions of "Du, Du Liezst 
Mir Im Herzen" and "Die Lorelei" were loudly ap- 
plauded by the guests. 

Officers elected for the spring semester were Herr 
Gary Heitman, president; Fraulein Shirley Lear, vice- 
president; Fraulein Joyce DeTombe, secretary; and 
Herr Ron Marlier, treasurer. 


"I prefer northern United States." 
"I rate MCC an excellent college." 
"I like the tri-cities' area." 

"I think MCC offers a fine opportunity for students." 

These opinions were expressed by the foreign students 
attending our college. Hernando Cuenca, of Buenaventura, 
Colombia, a member of this year's graduating class, previously 
attended the University of Bogota. He hopes to continue his 
education in a senior college. 

Raul Echeverri, born in Medellin, Colombia, attended the 
Pontificia Bolvariana University. After completing two years 
of college, he plans to attend a university and then return 
to his home in South America. 

Vahidedin Hoda, a citizen of Tabriz, Iran, attended A. & M. 
College in Oklahoma as a freshman. He is working toward his 
master's degree in engineering after which he will prepare 
himself for government work in Iran. 

Engineering is also the field in which Gholamshah Sadegh- 
pour Kouti is majoring. Mr. Kouti, born in Kermanshah, 
Iran, has a brother in the United States also in college. 

MCC's foreign students, Gholamshah S. Kouti and 
Vahidedin Hoda, visit with Iowa Governor Erbe, center, 
at the Foreign Students Weekend in Des Moines spon- 
sored by the Iowa Board of International Education. 

students From Other Lands at MCC 

Music, reading, and danc- 
ing are the hobbies of Her- 
nando Cuenca. "Great coun- 
try" is Hernando's opinion 
of the United States. 

The favorite hobby of Raul 
Echeverri is dancing, al- 
though he likes any type 
of sports activities. Raul 
feels that his classmates 
and instructors have been 
very helpful and friendly. 

Collecting foreign stamps 
and studying international 
affairs are the hobbies of 
Vahidedin Hoda. "It is an 
interesting experience for 
every student to see and 
visit other countries," says 
Mr. Hoda. 

Studying his college courses 
takes up all Gholamshah S. 
Kouti's spare time. "I like 
the educational systems of 
the United States and es- 
pecially the freedom of the 
people," relates Mr. Kouti. 


Phi Theta Kappa Holds First MCC Initiation! 

Dr. Hilda Wells,, 

Roger Adolphson 
Sue Chapman 
John Cooklin 

Dorothy Uranich, 
Joyce De Tombe 
John Ferrell 
Janet Fuller 

Thirty-three students were elected this year to Phi Theta 
Kappa, a national junior college honorary society. To be elected 
a student must earn a grade average of at least three points; he 
must be a good citizen, and be of high moral character. 

As the chapter's first president, Dorothy Uranich installed 
the new members at the first initiation services held by the 
local chapter, Eta Kappa, on April 5 in the Student Lounge. 

Members of Phi Theta Kappa were honored at the annual 
Recognition Dinner in the cafeteria on May 11. 

Martin Greenblatt 
Joan Guthrie 
Robert Hall 

Ray Hamilton 
Sandra Heberling 
Ronald Marlier 

Lawrence Jagnow 
Carol Johnson 

Edmond Mayhew Kathy Reeder William Rodgers Joyce Stance Linda Tompkins 

Melvin McLaughlin Hygie Reynolds Darlene Schultz Larry Stille Richard Van DeVoorde 

Bill Pekos Dora Ripley Sandra Schultz Lucille Teel 



Galaxy Staff Members Enroll in Applied 


"Let's bleed this picture!" exclaims Sue Chapman, undergraduate section editor, as she indicates to the other section 

editors how it can be done. Listening to her suggestions are John Ferrell in charge of faculty; Dan Louden, picture 

and adult education; Joyce DeTombe, graduates; Georgia Foltz, adult education; Sue, and Bill Rodgers, layout. Absent 
were section editors Joan Guthrie, index, and Larry Jagnow, sports. 

John Cooklin, business manager of the Galaxy, explains to the 
advertising solicitors the procedures they are to follow. Seated here 
with John is Margaret Piatt; standing are Diane Danielson and 
Bill Coopman. Bill received an award for selling the most advertising. 

Recording the year's events in picture 
and copy kept the Galaxy staff alert 
throughout the year. 

The editor-in-chief, Darlene Schultz, 
and the business manager, John Cooklin, 
assumed the responsibility of publishing 
the third volume of the yearbook. 

Initiating a unique experiment for col- 
lege advertising, John Cooklin, business 
manager, started competition among the 
solicitors by offering a prize to the per- 
son bringing in the most advertising. 
Proof of his business genius is evidenced 
by the results — more advertising was ac- 
quired this year than ever before. The 
prize was awarded at the MCC Recog- 
nition Dinner to Bill Coopman. The 
prize? A pen and pencil set. 

ournalism 201, Introduced This Year 

Let the presses roll! The excitement of the Galaxy staff 
reached a crescendo when the final pages were delivered to 
the printer. 

Weeks of planning layouts, selecting and cropping pic- 
tures, and writing scintillating copy were done in the Ap- 
plied Journalism 201 offered for the first time this year 
under the leadership of Miss Clara Carlson, instructor. 

Darlene Schultz, editor-in-chief, named section editors and 
directed planning. She and her assistants chose "progress" 
as their theme to emphasize the tremendous advancements 
made this year. 

Jeff McFadyen, photographer, captured on film all the 
interesting and unusual happenings about school. Joyce 
DeTombe and Sue Chapman, graduate and undergraduate 
editors, "corraled" students to have their pictures taken for 
these sections. 

John Ferrell, administration editor, interviewed the faculty 
for degrees they hold and courses they teach. Larry Jagnow, 
sports editor, kept in close contact with each of the MCC 
sports and recorded their year's activities. 

Art editor, Margaret Piatt, arranged layouts for the in- 
troduction and divider pages. Joan Guthrie, index editor, 
tabulated names of students and pages on which their pic- 
tures appeared. 

Georgia Foltz, adult education editor, assisted by Dan 
Louden, caught in action students in non-credit and technical 
classes and explained the purposes of the courses. Dorothy 
Uranich literary editor, edited copy and assisted in the ini- 
tial planning. 

Jeff McFayden, staff photographer, gets set to snap 
a candid of the Galaxy staff. 

Conferring with Ted Nelson, 
printing consultant, on technical 
problems are Miss Clara Carlson, 
advisor, Dorothy Uranich, liter- 
ary editor, and Darlene Schultz, 
seated, editor-in-chief. 

Seated around a table discussing policies with the page 
editors for the second semester issues of the Comet is 
John Cooklin, the editor-in-chief; Tom Sheridan, fea- 
ture editor; and Larry Jagnow, sports editor. Standing 
is Bill Pekos, news editor. 

"Hold everything I just found out that there 
isn't going to-be a TE-MOC story this week. 
What are we going to do!" exclaims a worried 

Such changes which frequently occur are a 
constant challenge to the Comet reporters. Pub- 
lishing the bi-weekly newspaper is a big job, 
but as the reporters become more experienced 
they begin to welcome changes as a test of their 

On the staff last fall were Larry Jagnow, 
Riley Anderson, John Cooklin, Gary Heitman, 
Barbara Meyers, Bill Pekos, Margaret Piatt, 
Tom Sheridan, Arlene Thomas, and Steve Witte. 
The staff was inexperienced in journalism when 
they started their work on the paper, but soon 
they were interviewing students and teachers for 
news, writing stories and headlines, and assist- 
ing with page layouts. 

Because of this inexperience, the staff was 
pleased when ACP, the Associated Collegiate 
Press, awarded the Comet a First Class Honor 
Rating in the national critical rating. This was 
the highest numerical rating the newspaper has 
achieved to date with last semester's issues net- 
ting 3,410 points out of a possible 3,500. 
Coverage, content, and physical properties make 
up the standards of judging. 

ACP Again Awards Comet First Class 

Three fall semester reporters are advising 
Arlene Thomas, seated at the typewriter, how 
to word her story. Standing are Gary Heit- 
man, left and Steve Witte, right; seated is 
Riley Anderson. The reporters of both se- 
mesters were enrolled in Journalism 101. High- 
lighting their class activities were a visit to 
the D. R. Light Company in Moline, a tour 
of the Moline Dispatch, and a morning spent 
with a Dispatch reporter as he covered his 
beat and assignments. 

Examining their pub- 
lished articles in the 
Comet are these second 
semester reporters. 
From left to right they 
are Joseph DeGraeve, 
Sandra Schultz, Bob 
Harris, Sandra Heber- 
ling, Terry Banning, 
Diane Danielson, Carol 
Johnson, and Gary 

Honors in National Critical Rating 

Four of the fall semester reporters were selected as editors 
for the second semester issues. John Cooklin served as editor- 
in-chief; Bill Pekos, news editor; Tom Sheridan, features; 
and Larry Jagnow, sports. Larry also served as MCC sports 
reporter for the Moline Daily Dispatch. Bill Coopman was 
circulation manager both semesters. 

Reporters for the second semester were Terry Banning, 
Diane Danielson, Joseph DeGraeve, Robert Harris, Sandra 
Heberling, Carol Johnson, Gary Millen, and Sandra Schultz. 
Jeff McFadyen was in charge of photography both semesters. 
He was assisted the second semester by Bruce Binning. 

Bill Coopman, the circulation manager, is pictured at the 
right addressing papers on the addressograph. In addition 
to distributing newspapers at the college Bill sent copies of 
each issue to local high schools, to school and public libraries, 
to industries and business firms in this area, to Illinois junior 
colleges, and to many other colleges in the nation. 

Bill Blick, president of the Student Council," announces 
Sharon Brink as queen of MCC's first annual Snow 
Swirl Ball. 


Amid thunderous applause Shaion Brink, a 
freshman nursing student, was announced as 
queen of the college's first Snow Swirl Ball 
held December 4, at the Harper House ballroom 
in Rock Island. 

Suspense, which had been mounting since the 
election of the queen from the five nominees 
chosen by the Student Council, reached its cli- 
max when the queen was revealed at the dance. 
The other nominees served as her attendants. 

In her court were Linda Almquist, Joan 
Buffalo, Sue Chapman, and Pam O'Klock, who 
along with the queen, were escorted to the stage 
by Student Council members. 

Bill Blick, president of the Student Council 
which sponsored the ball, announced the winner 
and placed the crown on Sharon's head. 

The candidates assisted by council members, 
decorated the ballroom. Christmas trees and 
flocked balloons provided a holiday atmosphere. 

The refreshment table was decorated with 
Christmas tree ornaments, candles, and pine 
boughs. Fruit punch and cookies were served. 
Music was provided by Bob Bennett and the 
Blue Notes. 

The Snow Swirl Ball 

Queen attendants, Sue Chapman, left, and Joan Buffalo, 
right, listen attentively to the conversations of their 
dates, Tom Guild, left, and Bill Pekos, right, proving 
that some girls are good listeners. 

Below: Tripping the light fan- 
tastic are queen attendant, Linda 
Almquist, and her escort, John 

Above: Queen candidate Pam 
O'Klock, waltzes with her es- 
cort, Al DeBoe. 

ICC in I960- '61 . 

Ready to begin with their organizational plans for an alumni association 
is this group of former MCC students meeting with Dr. Richard E. 
Whalen, dean, and Dr. Hilda Wells, director of students. 

The Alumni Association 

With Allen Larsen '60 as chairman, interested alumni dis- 
cussed plans last April for organizing an MCC Alumni As- 
sociation. At a meeting and coffee hour held May 27 in the 
student lounge of MCC, the following officers were elected: 
Allen F. Larsen, president; Don Wilson, vice-president; Rob- 
ert Walker, treasurer; Dorothy E. Hancock, secretary; and 
Ruth F. McHenry, Fred Timmerman, and David W. Stone, 
members of the executive committee. 

Members of the Alumni Association were invited to the 
Spring Swirl graduation dance held at the Sky-Hi Ballroom 
of the LeClaire Hotel May 27. 

Objectives of the organization are to increase the stature of 
the college through public relations, to encourage student en- 
rollment, to provide a medium of contact between graduates, 
and to assist students, graduates and the college. Several proj- 
ects have been planned, including a program of gift book 
donations to the library, a public relations and recruitment 
program, and an alumni scholarship. 

New officers and executive committee members are 
shown at their first meeting in the student lounge 
of MCC. Seated are Don Wilson, left, and Allen 
F. Larsen, right. Standing are, from left, Ruth F. 
McHenry, Fred Timmerman, David W. Stone, Rob- 
ert Walker, and Dorothy Hancock. 


As the Wheel of Progres 

Smiling at their fans as they prepare to lead the student body in cheers are this year's pepsters: Linda Almquist, Shirley Lear, 
Linda Lompkins, and Janet Pearson. 

Cheerleaders Spirit MCC To Victory 

^^^^ A 


At every home game, Molinc Community College was fortunate to have 
the smiling faces and enthusiasm of cheerleaders. 

Linda Almquist, Shirley Lear, Janet Pearson, and Linda Tompkins were 
selected by Dr. Hilda Wells at the beginning of the fall semester. Debbie 
Anderson substituted for Janet, who was unable to continue midway in the 
season due to illness. 

The girls, who appeared in sweaters and skirts of black with a gold 
megaphone, which contained the word "Comets," emblazoned across the 
front of the sweaters, aroused school spirit. Also, the pepsters taught will- 
ing students new cheers which were employed at every home game. 

MCC was sparked by three freshmen and Shirley 
Lear, who has finished her second year as a 
Comet Cheerleader. 


r. Van White was selected as MCC's 
preservative to the Illinois Junior Col- 
*e Athletic Association. Mr. White also 
ached the Moline Community College 
ring golf squad. 

Terminating his eighth year as basketball 
coach of the Comets, Mr. Thomas Kienle 
produced another winning team this year. 
Mr. Kienle has been chosen to head the 
athletic department at the college next 

As head of the physical education de- 
partment, Mr. Ray Smith provided the 
college with something new this year. 
Track, physical education for women, and 
a class in social dancing were introduced. 

College's Activities And Athletics Expand 

rider the direction of Mrs. Phyllis Firlus, 
isses in women's physical education and 
cial dance were introduced into the 
owing list of new courses at MCC. Mrs. 
rlus also organized and sponsored the 
'omen's Recreation Association. 

Entering MCC as a new teacher in the 
spring term, Mr. Gordon Taylor coached 
track and taught the men's physical ed- 
ucation classes. He also teaches in the 
science department. 

Mr. Hugo Birkhahn, who coached the 
I960 MCC golf squad, ended another 
year as the college's golf instructor. His 
classes met at night, and enrollment in 
them grew larger than ever before. 

Coach Tom Kienle smiles with confidence as he reviews his six returning lettermen for the 1960-'6l cage season: Ron Swan- 
son, Dan O'Brien, Ray Hamilton, Bob Mueller, Dick Martel, and Bob Ortiz. 

Cagers End Season With 15-7 Record 

Ending a successful season, the Comets finished with one of 
the better records displayed by an MCC basketball squad. Coach 
Tom Kienle, who completed his eighth year this season as basket- 
ball coach, aided the MCCers in compiling a 15-7 overall mark. 

The Comets were spearheaded by these returning lettermen: 
Ray Hamilton, Dick Martel, Bob Mueller, Dan O'Brien, Bob 
Oritz, and Ron Swanson; freshmen, Dennis Frey, Dan Hull, 
Melvin McLaughlin, Rich Van DeVoorde, Mernice Vandel, and 
Jim Weber; and sophomores, Jim Hooven and Dan Lingafelter, 
aided the squad's winning cause. 

Hosting Clinton Junior College in the first game of the year, 
the Kienlemen rolled to an impressive 85-67 triumph. Keokuk's 
Komcts were MCC's next victim, as Ray Hamilton sparked his 
mates to a 92-63 rout. After sneaking past Morton J. C, 71-70, 
the Comets extended their winning pace to seven games with 
victories over Thornton, 78-70; Wilson, 79-74; Wright, 79-76; 
and Burlington, 74-71. 

A Mississippi Valley Junior College Conference encounter 
with Muscatine marred the cagers' unblemished record as the 
Indians of Muscatine improvised a war dance that overwhelmed 
MCC, 90-84. 

The Kienlemen then strayed from orbit for the first time in 
the Illinois Junior College Conference, as a powerful Joliet 
quintet downed them 95-67. With a balanced scoring attack 
and a blistering 5 58 shooting percentage from the field, MCC 
roared back by smashing Amundsen, 112-63. 



MCC 85 

MCC 92 

MCC 71 

MCC 78 

MCC 79 

MCC 79 

MCC 74 

MCC 84 

MCC 67 

MCC 112 

MCC 107 

MCC 65 

MCC 85 

MCC 54 

MCC 110 

MCC 71 

MCC 76 

MCC 79 

MCC 80 

MCC 91 

MCC 88 

MCC 78 

■61 Record 

Clinton 67 

Keokuk 63 

Morton 70 

Thornton 70 

Wilson 74 

Wright 76 

Burlington 71 

Muscatine 90 

Joliet 95 

Amundsen 63 

Keokuk 75 

Muscatine 7 5 

Crane 69 

Bradley Frosh 81 

LaGrange 94 

Clinton 82 

Burlington 90 

Elgin 58 

Bloom 69 

La Salle 81 

Morton 65 

Wilson 96 

Comets Tie Joliet For IJCC Crown 

Thundering to a 107-75 win over Keokuk, the 
Comets downed their southern Iowa rivals for the 
second time, but Muscatine proved to be a stumbling 
block again. Kienle's warriors dropped a 76-65 de- 
cision to the MVJCC champions. 

Wharton Field House was the scene of another 
Comet triumph, as MCC handed Crane's Huskies an 
85-69 defeat. Bradley's always powerful freshmen 
entertained MCC in an annual affair, and the little 
Braves, led by their giant 6-9 center, Joe Strawdar, 
pounded the smaller Moline club, 81-54. 

MCC got back on the victory trail by toppling the 
century mark for the third time when the Comets 
out ran their hosts, La Grange, 110-94. Rich Van 
DeVoorde pumped in 27 markers to garner the game's 
scoring honors. 

Successive losses to Clinton and Burlington ended 
the Comets' MVJCC season. Clinton handed Moline 
an 82-71 setback, and the Blackhawks of Burlington 
rambled to a 90-76 win. MCC then racked up victory 
No. 8 in the IJCC, by blasting Elgin J. C, 79-58. 

Keeping stride in the race for the Illinois loop 

title, MCC downed a new entry to the conference, 
Bloom, 80-69. By defeating La Salle, 91-81, the 
locals tied Joliet for the IJCC crown. Dan Hull 
paced the win with 32 tallies. 

Coach Kienle's cagers competed in the state tourney, 
and, after receiving a bye for the first tilt, the Comets 
won their next play-off game. MCC rang up an 88-65 
win over Morton. Early in the clash, Morton main- 
tained a 10-6 lead, but the Kienlemen scored 33 
straight points to take a commanding lead. However, 
Wilson's run, shoot, and run offense eliminated Mo- 
line from the tournament, 96-78. 

Moline Community College terminated the basket- 
ball season with a first place finish in the IJCC and 
a second place mark in the Valley conference. Ray 
Hamilton led the Comet scoring attack with a 20- 
point per game average over the entire year. Dan 
O'Brien and Bob Mueller left the team after the 
fall semester; graduating this spring were Ray Ham- 
ilton, Dick Martel, Bob Ortiz, and Ron Swanson. 

The nucleus of next season's squad will be veterans, 
Dan Hull and Rich Van DeVoorde. 

"Look out!" may well be the 
words for an unidentified La 
Salle player (51), as Ray Ham- 
ilton prepares to do some ball- 
stealing. Equally astonished at 
Ray's action is Rich Van De 
Voorde (35). 

"I didn't mean to do it," exclaims Dan Hull as Coach 
Kienle huddles with Dan, Rich Van DeVoorde, Jim 
Weber, and Dennis Frey during a time-out. 

Mississippi Valley Conference! 

With a determined look, Rich Van DeVoorde 
drives into a crowded area for an attempted 
lay-up. Dan Hull (25 ) and Dick Martel eye 
the action. 

Veterans Dan Hull, Ray Hamilton, Dick Martel, Bob Ortiz, 
and Rich Van DeVoorde dominated the Mississippi Valley Junior 
College Conference all-star team, which was selected late in the 
basketball season. 

Hamilton, Martel, and Ortiz were cited first team honors, 
Van DeVoorde was picked to the second team; Hull was listed 
on the honorable mention list. 

The conference squads consisted of an eight-man first squad, 
and an eight-man second squad. The Comets and Muscatine 
Junior College had the most members named to the loop teams. 
Of the five cagers named to the conference squad, Hamilton, 
Martel, and Ortiz will not be back next season. 

Ray Hamilton led the MCC scoring attack this season with 
a 20-point per game average. Ray finished the 1959-60 cam- 
paign with nearly an identical average. Dick Martel and Bob 
Ortiz were the playmakers for the Comets. Their constant hustle 
and winning spirit enabled the squad to compile its splendid 

MCC's 6 foot 5 inch pivot man, Dan Hull, developed into 
a fine center. Dan lacked actual game experience before attend- 
ing Moline Community College, but near the end of the season 
he contributed greatly to the team effort. 

Guard Rich Van DeVoorde, a product of Geneseo's basket- 
ball team, secured his position early in the 1960-'6l season. He 
played it well and ended close behind Hamilton for individual 
scoring leader. 

Honors Regulars 

No, Martel is not auditioning for the Globe- 
Trotters, but perhaps he is perfecting a new shot! 
Mel McLaughlin (background) awaits the final 

Dan Hull uses all three of his arms on a perfectly 
executed layup. Actually, the third arm belongs 
to a La Salle eager. 


Warming up at the 12 foot 13 inch mark, pole 
vaulter, Ron Frey displays his form. 

For the first time in its history, MCC offered track in the 
sports program. Under the direction of Mr. Gordon Taylor, 
who coached track at John Deere Junior High for seven 
years before coming here, the newly formed track squad 
participated in four meets. 

In the first meet, the MCC sprinters competed with the 
St. Ambrose varsity. The "Bees" garnered 80 points to 
MCC's 45. Splitting a pair of dual meets, the cindermen 
rolled the Augustana freshman-sophomore squad, 83-39, 
but lost to Monmouth, 71-60. In the second meeting with 
St. Ambrose, the "Bees" overcame an early Comet lead to 
take an 89-52 decision. 

In individual honors Dave Jackson, the dash and hurdles, 
and Ron Swanson, the high jump and hurdles, captured Comet 
victories in all four meets; Doug Peterson captured firsts 
in the discus in two meets; and Bob Hall, the high jump and 
pole vault; and Al Schnoebelen, the dash, both took firsts 
in one meet. 

Earning a letter this year were Bob Hall, Dave Jackson, 
Dave Johnson, Dick Lange, Doug Peterson, Bob Pyevich, 
Al Schnoebelen, Ron Sims, Bob Smith, and Ron Swanson. 

High-point man for the season was Dave Jackson. Run- 
ning in the 220-yard low hurdles and the 100-yard dash, 
Dave compiled 84 points. 

MCC Adds Track To Sports Program 

Members of Moline Community College's track squad are Front Row, Doug Peterson, Al Schnoebelen, Bud Petit, Dick Holt- 
man, Dave Johnson, and Coach Gordon Taylor; Top Row, Bill Coopman, ' Bill Lindell, Steve Pyevich, and Bob Lindell. 

Swanson One Of Nation's Best Jumpers 

Sophomore Ron Swanson leaped into stardom this 
season in competition with other college track squads. 

Before Ron enrolled at the college in 1959, he had 
tied for the high school high jump of Illinois, and had 
served in the Marine Corps. This spring he was able to 
compete in his favorite sport, track, since it was offered 
this year at MCC. 

He resumed competitive high jumping this spring to 
become the "jumpingest" human ever to inhabit the Quad- 
Cities, according to record books. 

Competing at the Elmhurst Relays, Ron reached his 
personal high when he soared across the bar at 6 feet 
6% inches, a new record for the Relays. He barely 
missed at 6-9, his goal. 

This spring, Ron participated at Elmhurst, the Mon- 
mouth Relays, and the State Inter-Collegiate meet at 
Bradley University. He bettered a record 6 feet 6 inches 
in all those meets. 

Ron has never been defeated while competing with 
Moline Community College, and this is amazing since 
his schedule consisted of work, classes at college, and 
high jumping. In fact, this high jumper usually got 
off work Saturdays at 7:30 a.m., and then drove as 
much as 160 miles to the meet. 

Although he has never cleared the 6-9 mark, Ron 
vows, "I'm going to keep trying, and I'm going to make 
it some day." 

Ron Swanson 

1961 Season Record 

MCC 45 St. Ambrose Varsity 80 

MCC 83 Augustana Frosh-Sophs ...39 

MCC 60 Monmouth 71 

MCC 52 St. Ambrose Frosh-Sophs ..84 

Weightman Doug Peterson grimaces 
as he prepares to launch the discus 
into orbit. 

Golfers Compete Against St. Ambrose 

In their second year of organization the golf team 
included one returning letterman and two members 
who participated in the sport in high school. Craig 
Gober, the returning letterman from last year's squad, 
also played for three years on the Moline High School 

A graduate of Rock Island High School, Dan 
Stevenson was a player on that school's team; Jim 
Soucinek, the other experienced linksman, was a mem- 
ber of the United Township High school team last 
year. Mr. Van White, head of the Business Education 
department, served as coach this year. 

Coach White scheduled several meets this spring, 
but only the meet with St. Ambrose materialized. The 
MCC golfers were defeated in this interscholastic 

affair held on May 9 at the Indian Bluff Golf Course. 

Participating in the dual meet in addition to Craig, 
Dan, and Jim were Dennis Frey, Frank Olson, and 
John Timson. Craig was medalist. Rounding out 
the team were Bill Bestor, Larry Jagnow, and Steve 

Coach White received an invitation to send the 
team to the National Junior College Golf Tourna- 
ment in Odessa, Texas. The invitation could not be 
accepted since none of the golfers were able to attend. 
Coach White also planned to send the golfers to the 
Muscatine Play Day, but a mix-up in dates prevented 
the MCC golfers from attending. 

Letter winners were Craig, Frank, Jim, Dan, and 
John Timson. They received their awards at the 
Recognition Dinner. 

Swinging their golf clubs in unison are the MCC golfers, as they prepare to par the course. The 
golfers are John Timson, Craig Gober, and Dan Stevenson. 

Evening Swimming, Golf Classes Grow 

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In the evening golf classes, offered for credit, twenty-eight stu- 
dents enrolled in the spring semester. Mr. Hugo Birkhahn was 
again the instructor. 

Members of the classes perfected their techniques during the 
class sessions and at home. After several months of practice, they 
put to use their newly acquired skills by traveling to the Blackhawk 
Driving Range to practice. Then on May 18 they went to the 
Indian Bluff Golf Course to play a complete game. Although the 
students did not par the course, the actual experience of playing 
eighteen holes aided them greatly. 

A women golfer tees off with a 
mighty swing . . . 

Swimming was again offered this 
year as a night physical education 
class. Twenty-one signed up for that 
activity. Instructing the course was 
Miss Ruby Maurer and Mr. L. D. 

Meeting on Monday nights, the 
class was formed into two groups 
according to their swimming skills. 
One group was made up of begin- 
ners; the other, of those who knew 
how to swim fairly well. 

Each session the students learned 
new strokes and practiced them. In- 
cluded among the strokes they learned 
were the backstroke, butterfly, breast 
stroke, crawl, and the dog paddle. 

An unknowing passerby ducks in the nick of time 

The other passerby does not 
duck, and ... oh well, it's 
quite usual in the night golf- 
ing class. 

Jagnow Heads l-M's 

Here are the 1960-61 intramural cage champs. Kneeling are 
Curt Carlson and Carl Todd, and standing are Dan Roman, 
Ron Shook, Charles Sorenson, and Ron Sims. 

Gary Mueller makes a desperate lunge for the ball, 
while Bill Hull strolls along nearby. 

Terminating its second year at Moline Community 
College, the intramural program, headed by Larry Jag- 
now, president, included both basketball and volleyball. 

A seven-game season and an eight-team tournament 
comprised the basketball activity. Regular season play 
was won by Joe Donovan's club; the tourney was won 
by the team of which Curt Carlson, Dan Roman, Ron 
Shook, Ron Sims, and Charles Sorenson were members. 
The championship squad garnered the play-off crown 
by defeating Jerry Lancaster's crew in a sudden-death 
overtime, 66-64. 

The teams which participated in the tournament were 
captained by Joe Donovan, Jim Hyldahl, Larry Jagnow, 
Jerry Lancaster, Don Mason, Dave O'Bcrt, Charles Sor- 
enson, and Bob Thompson. 

By virtue of defeating Donovan and Jagnow, the 
championship club entered the finals. Lancaster's second 
place crew obtained victories over Hyldahl and Thomp- 
son in order to compete for the crown. 

Scoring leader for the entire season was Dennis Fulk 
with a 27-points per game average. 

Although basketball dominated I-M activities, volley- 
ball was also played. The Women's Recreation Associa- 
tion combined forces with the intramural program so 
that both men and women could participate in the sport. 

Women Organize WRA 

The Women's Recreation Association officers pose for picture 
taking: Joyce Stange, secretary; Joan Buffalo, president; and 
Anne Mattison, vice-president. 

Social recreation was one of the pur- 
poses for the organizing of the Women's 
Recreation Association. In addition to 
business meetings and sports, the twenty- 
four members sponsored a swimming 
party and a picnic. 

Joan Buffalo was elected president for 
the spring semester; Anne Mattison, vice- 
president; and Joyce Stange, secretary. 
The faculty sponsor was Mrs. Phyllis 
Firlus. Meetings were held every other 
Tuesday in the college gymnasium at 
8 p. m. 

Members of the WRA engaged in 
such sports as basketball, volleyball, bowl- 
ing, badminton, swimming, and table 

On the membership committee were 
Sue Chapman, Linda Almquist, and Kay 
Leistiko; in charge of drawing up the 
constitution were Joanne Whitmore, Ellen 
Aull, Kay Leistiko, and Barb Harlow. 

Instructing Kay Leistiko in the fine art of badminton is Mrs. Phyllis 
Firlus, the WRA sponsor. Looking on is Carol Johnson. 

Under the supervision of Mr. Ray 
Smith, the men's physical education 
classes initiated additional activities 
this year. 

Mr. Gordon Taylor, who also 
served as track coach, taught the 
P. E. classes. He took over after 
Mr. Paul Womack Jr. served for 
one semester. 

Wrestling, gymnastics, volleyball, 
and physical fitness were the main 
activities stressed. Mr. Taylor, who 
was an assistant wrestling coach at 
John Deere Junior High School, 
introduced wrestling in the physical 
education classes. 

The classes met on Tuesday and 
Thursday. There were three groups, 
and the total number of students 
in all three classes was 63. 

An unidentified gymnast displays his form in one of Mr. Gordon Taylor's classes. 

Taylor Heads Men's Physical Education 

Grunting and groaning for position, two wrestlers show the gym class how it's done on television. The 
wrestlers are Carl Likeness (on his knees) and Dick Holtman. 

Women's physical education was 
introduced this year with Mrs. Phyllis 
Firlus, who taught the social dance 
class and sponsored the WRA, as the 

Seventeen women enrolled in the 
newly formed class. In the two se- 
mester course, the women played 
basketball, volleyball, golf, archery, 
and badminton; learned the principles 
of movement of which relaxation is 
a part; and did gymnastic and physi- 
cal fitness exercises. 

Jumping center, the girls of the 
gym class prepare to battle it 
out in a basketball tilt. 

Women Enroll in New P. E. Classes 

Joan Buffalo arches a long one-handed set shot, as her teammates and opponents ready themselves for the 

Firlus Instructs New Social Dance Class 

Social dance was initiated into the school curric- 
ulum the spring semester with Mrs. Phyllis Firlus as 
the instructor. Seventeen boys and ten girls made up 
the new class, which met twice a week in the college 

Things started at a lively pace for the new stu- 
dents. Songs such as "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" filled 
the air as dancers learned the jitterbug. Easing their 
aching muscles in the ensuing weeks, the students 

practiced waltzing to such old favorites as "Always," 
"Tenderly," and "Alice Blue Gown." Mrs Firlus 
then taught her students the foxtrot, tango, and cha- 
cha. The rhumba, polka, and somba were also in- 

Three good reasons were given by Mrs. Firlus as 
the purposes of a social dance class: it provides a 
course in physical education suitable to people of all 
ages; it is a good social function; and it is the best 
exercise for college students. 

Techniques the co-eds learned in the social dance class organized this semester are exhibited at this all school "swirl." The 
particular dance the students are keeping time to is the "jitterbug." 

These guests of honor at the speakers' table pause for picture taking at the second annual Recognition Dinner: Dave Phelps, 
Dr. Dwight Davis, Mrs. Whalen, Mr. Merritt Faust, Dr. Hilda Wells, Mr. Bruce Lourie, Dr. Richard Whalen, Mrs. Faust, 
Mrs. Davis, and Mr. George Wells. 

Athletes Honored at Recognition Banquet 

Athletes who participated in basketball, golf, and 
track were awarded letters at the annual Recognition 
Dinner held on May 11. This event honors leading 
students in school activities and in scholastic achieve- 

After a speech by Mr. Bruce Lourie, a vice-president 
of John Deere and Company, Dr. Hilda Wells pre- 
sented participants in sports, clubs, publications and 
dramatics with their sponsors, and the members of the 
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

Members of the basketball squad honored were 
Tom Bump, a manager, Ray Hamilton, Jim Hooven, 
Dan Hull, Dan Lingafelter, Dick Martel, Mel Mc- 
Laughlin, Bob Mueller, Dan O'Brien, Bob Ortiz, 
Ron Swanson, Rich Van DeVoorde, Mernice Vandel, 
and Jim Weber. Coach Tom Kienle presented the 
awards to the team. 

Cheerleaders, Linda Almquist, Shirley Lear, Linda 
Tompkins, Janet Pearson, and Debbie Anderson, were 
awarded letters for their work. 

Ray Hamilton, who was elected the team captain 
for the 1960-'6l season, was also named the most 
valuable player. 

Members of the track squad were Bob Hall, Dave 
Jackson, Dave Johnson, Dick Lange, Doug Peterson, 
Bob Pyevich, Al Schnoebelin, Ron Sims, Bob Smith, 
and Ron Swanson. They were presented by Coach 
Gordon Taylor. 

Coach Van White presented awards to the golfers: 
Craig Gober, Frank Olson, Jim Soucinek, Dan Steven- 
son, and John Timson. 

All of these athletes were awarded letters because 
of their participation in sports. The coaches of the 
individual activities honor their players yearly at the 
Recognition Dinner. 

Enrollments rise 


Roger H. Adolphson Barry A. Baccus William E. Blick 

Moline Rock Island Moline 

Science, Social Studies Science, Business Administration Science 

Te-Moc ( Vice-Pres. ), Phi Theta Kappa Te-Moc, Science Club (President), 

Commerce Club 
Student Council (President) 

1961 Graduates 

Dennis G. Cook Hernando Cuenca Ted F. De Splinter 

Moline Bogota, Columbia, S. A. Geneseo 

Social Science, Business Administration Business Administration, Language Arts Business Administration, Social Studies 

Commerce Club 

Earn Associates in Arts Degrees 

Joyce M. De Tombe Douglas D. Donovan Loren Eugene Foster 

Moline Moline Milan 

Science, Language Arts Business Administration Engineering, Business Administration 

Phi Theta Kappa, Te-Moc, Galaxy, Commerce Club (Vice-President) 
Heidelberg Club (Secretary) 

Craig A. Gober 

Social Studies, Business Administration 

Anne C. Gustafson 
Education, Social Studies 

Members of the newly formed Alumni Association were the guests of the faculty and students at the Spring Swirl held 
May 27 at the Sky-Hi Ballroom of the Le Claire Hotel. 

Spring Swirl Begins Graduation Festivities 

Joan G. Guthrie 

Mathematics, Social Studies 
Phi Theta Kappa, Galaxy 

Sophia Heberling 
Science, Language Arts 


Mathematics, Science 

Lawrence V. Jagnow Jerry W. Lancaster Anne M. Mattison 

Moline Silvis Moline 

Science, Language Arts Science, Social Studies Education, Social Studies 

Phi Theta Keppa, Comet, Galaxy, Te-Moc (Sec), WRA (V. Pres.) 

James E. Murray 
East Moline 
Mathematics, Science 

Robert L. Ortiz 

Business Administration, Social Studies 

The new parking lot, opened this year, saves time and steps for 
students and faculty. 

Mrs. Firlus struggles valiantly with an unidentified opponent 
in the Commerce Club vs. Facultv cage game as Mr. White 
looks on. open-mouthed. 

Robert G. Saelens Bob Smith and Gary Heitman, members of the Dance Committee, pre- 

Silvis pare in the Sky-Hi Ballroom the decorations for the commencement dance. 

Science, Education 

ro Be Members of the Alumni Association 

Darlene H. Schultz 
Education, English 
Phi Theta Kappa, French Club ( Treas.) 
Galaxy (Editor-in-Chief) 

H. Rex Scranton 

Rock Island 
Engineering, Science 

Phillip P. Shore 
Rock Island 
Mathematics, Science 
Science Club 

Timothy E. Swanson 
Mathematics. Science 

John P. Vershaw 

Mathematics, Science 

M. Lucille Teel 

Business Administration. Social Studies 
W'RA. Phi Theta Kappa 

A T o/ Pictured 

Riley J. Anderson 

Language Arts, Social Studies 

Ronald H. Cobert 

East Moline 
Mathematics. Science 

Herman A. Hansen 
Mathematics, Science 
Phi Theta Kappa 

Robert V. Mueller 
Rock Island 
Social Studies, Engineering 

James W. Otis 
Mathematics, Science 

Shirley L. Otis 
Education, Language Arts 

Dale Ronald Shook 

Science, Social Studies 

Thomas G. Weaver 

Science, Social Studies 

Gary Lee Yuhas 
Business Administration, 
Social Studies 

Robert M. Van Raes 

Language Arts, Social Studies 


Led by the freshman marshals, Carolyn Chap- 
man left and William Pekos right, the forty- 
four graduates and the faculty all in caps and 
gowns, took their places in the college audi- 
torium June 2 at 8 p. m. in MCC's fourteenth 
annual Commencement. 

Larry A. Wendell 
East Moline 
Business Administration, Language Arts 


Jo Ann Whitmore 
Rock Island 
Business Administration, Social Studies 
Te-Moc, WRA 

James T. Widdop 
Language Arts, Education 

Stephen E. Witte 
Education, Social Studies 
Te-Moc, Comet, Galaxy 

/larks Another "Beginning" for MCC Graduates 

Dr. Dwight Davis, Superintendent of Schools, introduced Dr. Leo G. Bent, Dean of the College of Education at Bradley Univer- 
sity in Peoria, who gave the Commencement address. Dr. Richard E. Whalen, Dean of Moline Community College, presented 
the class and Mr. Merritt W. Faust, President of the Board of Education, awarded the degrees. Others on the program were 
Michael Dunne, organist; the Rev. Robert E. Lee, Assistant Pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Moline; Allen Lar- 
sen, President of the Alumni Association; and the Mocom Chorale, directed by Dr. Frederick J. Swanson. 

Linda Almquist David Bell Robert Benson William Bestor Bruce Binning 

Moline Rock Island Geneseo Geneseo Muscatine 

Joseph Brady 

William Brokaw 

1960-1961 Undergraduates 

Pam O'Klock and Sue Chapman, MCC coeds, proudly display the new sign erected in 
front of the college. 

Swell College Enrollment To 1025 

John Ferrell John Fisher Robert Funk Georgia Adams Fultz Donna Giles 

Moline Rock Island Moline Moline Moline 

Ray Hamilton Gary Hansen Barbara Harlow Robert Haumann Sandra Heberling 

Moline East Moline Moline Moline Moline 

Underclassmen Join in Campus Fun 

The candy and pop machines in the ground floor lounge 
receive much use from students at MCC. Here, Riley An- 
derson makes a selection while Dave Phelps looks on, hop- 
Carol Johnson Delores Johnston ing to share Riley's candy. 

Walter Kimmel Shirley Lear Kay Leistiko Harold Liberman Bernard Lindstrom 

Rock Island Moline Rock Island Moline Davenport 

Donald Lopez Daniel Louden Wallace Low e Melvin McLaughlin Gary Meyer 

Moline Moline Rock Island Port Byron Rock Island 

Five Undergrads Elected to Student Council 

A. David Mills Delbert Mitchum William Montgomery Janet Pearson William Pekos 

Coal Valley Moline Rock Island Moline Moline 


G. E. Perry 
Port Byron 

Ronald Sereg 
Rock Island 

Stephen Peterson 

Judith Shaw 
Rock Island 

Kathy Reeder 

Ronald Shepard 

Harland Reynolds 
Rock Island 

Marsha Smith 

William Rogers 

Larry Stille 

Twenty-eight Join Phi Theta Kappa 

Here Dr. Whalen points out our new parking facilities to the four full time teachers added 
the second semester: Frances Dickson, Eduard Gallen, Gordon Taylor, and Froilan Flores. 

Calvin Rosborough 

Ronald Schorpp 
Rock Island 

Charles Stang 

Daniel Stevenson 
Rock Island 

Robert Stradt 

Birthdays Promote Fun, Friendships 

James Swanson 

Sandra Swanson 

The girls' lounge is the scene of many good times. When this picture was taken 
a birthday party was in progress, the honoree being Sue Chapman, who is cutting 
the cake. Others in the group are Linda Almquist, Linda Tompkins, Carol Johnson, 
JoAnn Whitmore, Janice Gentry, and Kay Leistiko. 

Arlene Thomas 

James Timmer 
Rock Island 

Undergraduates Aid Prospective Students 

Shown after their capping ceremony are the nurses from Moline Public Hospital. They are: Front Row, Lois Wilson Aga 
Rita Nelson, Nancy Anderson, Carol Sikkema, Elizabeth Lewis, Betty Sykes; Second Row, Melody Goetach, Karen Bickford, 
Linda Edmund, Pat Sweeden, Pat Buckoltz; Third Row Sandra Gonyier, Jean Holtz, Sandra Venema, Beth Berman, Sharon 
Rogas, Sharon Brink; Top Row, Carol Moore, Janet Beeken, Karen Johnson, Joan Briggs, Jo Buclgeman, Karen Conover, and 
Judy Cox. 

MCC Offers Courses to Student Nurses 

Enrollment of women students is increased every 
year by the addition of first year student nurses. In 
conjunction with the Moline Public Hospital, MCC 
offers the nurses courses in sociology, psychology, and 
the physical and biological sciences. 

The student nurses have a busy schedule. They re- 
ceive twenty hours of credit for their work which is 
applied toward their R. N. degree or transferred to 
a four-year college to satisfy requirements for a B. A. 

This year classes in biological science formerly taught 
at the hospital by an MCC instructor have been trans- 
ferred to the college. Instructors are Dr. Hilda Wells, 
Mr. Carl Ekblad, and Mr. Gordon Taylor. 

Not only do the nurses comply with the rigors 
of study, they also participate in the social and theat- 
rical events here such as Te-Moc and the dances. 
Sharon Brink, one of the nurses, was elected Snow 
Queen this year. She reigned at the Snow Swirl. In 
turn they invite the MCC men to their "coke" parties. 

Mr. Gordon Taylor, right, 
explains the intricacies of 
the microscope to the stu- 
dent nurses taking micro- 
biology. Seated at the table 
are Linda Edmund, Aga 
Rita Nelson, Jo Bridgeman, 
Carol Moore, and Sandra 
Gonyier. Standing are Pat 
Sweeden, Nancy Anderson, 
Karen Bickford, Sharon 
Rogas, and Betti Berman. 

Captivated by the biology class 
skeleton are the Palmer students. 
Shaking hands with his bony 
friend is Lawrence Adams. 
Others in the front row are the 
instructor, Mrs. Phyllis Firlus, 
Bob Biddle, Joe Sheridan, Rollin 
Williams, Bob Robenau. In the 
back row are James Adams 
(partly hidden), Metro Ferrance, 
and Joe Tepe. 

Several times a week students from the Palmer 
School of Chiropractics drive from Davenport to at- 
tend classes here in biology, chemistry, and physics. 

Through a joint agreement in 1952 between the 
schools, MCC as an accredited college arranged classes 
to aid students from several states to meet the re- 
quirements of their respective examining boards. 

This year seventeen students, all from Pennsylvania, 
are enrolled in the courses. Their backgrounds, ages, 

and earnest ambitions make this a unique group. 
Among them can be found a former taxidermist, a 
shoe factory worker, a pencil maker, and a branch 
manager for a finance company. Many also have just 
graduated from high school. 

Mrs. Phyllis Firlus and Mr. Carl Ekblad, instruc- 
tors in the science department, teach the classes at- 
tended by these students. 

Palmer Students Enroll in Sciences 

Ready for class are the students from the Palmer School of Chiropractics taking science courses at MCC They are- Front 
Kow — James Adams, Edward Bellon, Bob Robenau, Joe Sheridan, Rollin Williams, Robert Hill, Carl Strait Lou Sportelli- 
Bh WAcM Denk ' J° e Te P e > Metro ^rrance, Carroll Ehrhart, Norman Curfman, Dick Constantine, George Sabo and 


. Interests Widen 


Mr. L. Everett Belote 

Western Illinois University, B. of Ed. 

University of Illinois, M. of Ed. 

Adult Education Program 

Mr. L. Everett Belote was appointed this year as the 
Director of Technical, Vocational, and Adult Educa- 
tion. He also serves as head of the Electronics and En- 
gineering Department. 

For three years before coming to MCC Mr. Belote 
was instructor for industrial arts and vocational print- 
ing at Alton Senior High School, and for two years he 
was superintendent of Mounds Township High School 
District 34. 

To serve the community to the fullest, Moline 
Community College has a triple role: it offers uni- 
versity parallel courses; it offers courses on a terminal 
basis for the student who does not plan to transfer 
his credits to a senior college or university for appli- 
cation toward a bachelor's degree; it offers courses on 
a non-credit basis to those who desire to enrich their 
background, pursue a hobby, prepare for a position 
in business or industry, or to qualify for advance- 
ment in his present position. 

This year Mr. Belote laid the ground work for 
the expansion of the program for the next school 
year. After many conferences with local and state 
officials and with Mr. Lester F. Vines of East Mo- 
line, a joint program in technical and vocational courses 
by Moline Community College and the East Moline 
Technical Institute will be offered next year. This 
spring Mr. Belote edited a bulletin describing the pur- 
poses and the courses of this technical and vocational 

Miss Lela Adams, Homemaking Supervisor, has headed 
this department since 1947. She also teaches home eco- 
nomics on the high school level. 

In the Adult Education program Miss Adams selects 
the courses to be offered each semester, chooses the 
teachers for the various classes, and determines the time 
these classes will be held. 

Miss Adams also teaches a class in parent education 
in co-operation with the Parent-Teacher Association in 
the elementary and junior high schools. 

Miss Lela Adams 
Bradley University, B. S. 
University of Illinois, M. S. 



Offers Courses for Area Residents 

Millinery has become very popular in Adult 
Education at Moline Community College this 
year. These classes give women the opportunity 
to express their ideas of style in hats. 

Mrs. Melba Bernine of Chicago comes to 
Moline every week in order to teach the mil- 
linery classes. This year the class sessions have 
been extended to three hours in length to give 
additional time to planning and creation. 

There are no set patterns of study applied 
in these classes. "Melba" provides the profes- 
sional help that enables the women to produce 
stylish hats. 

Mrs. Marvin Fagerli tries on the hat which she designed in the 
millinery class during the Christmas season. 

Mrs. Annette Bonnell, the instructor, is advising two students on the 
techniques of tailoring and giving additional ideas upon selection of 
pattern and fabric in relation to color and texture. 

Tailoring is designed for the women who 
have had a great deal of experience in sew- 
ing. The students usually direct their inter- 
est toward a project such as a coat or suit 
for which skill and experience is required. 
Mrs. Bonnell instructs this class and makes 
suggestions to the students about careful se- 
lection of project and fabric to be used. 

The Dressmaking Technique classes pro- 
vide a firm foundation for the students in- 
terested in Tailoring, a more advanced class. 

Three Courses Available in Dressmaking 

Mrs. Helen McMinn, instructor, is illustrating the 
necessary steps to be taken in order to produce a 
neatly completed garment. 

Mrs. Ruby Sarver, instructor in Dressmaking 
Techniques at MCC since 1951, explains to a 
student the correct method of using patterns. 

Dressmaking Techniques I, II, and III are 
taught by Mrs. Ruby Sarver and Mrs. Helen 
McMinn. In these classes professional tech- 
niques are applied to home sewing. Each 
step is first demonstrated by the instructor; 
then the student applies these principles to 
her own garment. 

These classes appeal to women of all ages 
and their projects vary with particular inter- 
ests. Each student is given personal help 
and attention on her project. 

Three students are carefully measuring the length of the skirt to insure 
proper fitting of the garment. 


Crafts Class Offers Work in Creative Arts 

Three class- members display the 
projects they completed in the 
Christmas Workshop Class. 

Household Crafts and Christmas Work- 
shop are taught by Mrs. Betty Gordon. House- 
hold Crafts is organized to give lessons in the 
making of articles for use in and about the 
home. It is taught by the demonstration 
method, and projects are selected to meet the 
times and interests of the students. Projects 
include knitting, weaving, embroidering, ap- 
plique, crocheting, tatting and rug making. 

Christmas Workshop is a ten-week course 
offered to teach new ideas in Christmas gifts. 
Projects this year included new ideas in dec- 
orating the dining table, the rooms during 
the holiday season, the wrapping of Christ- 
mas packages, and the decorating of orna- 
ments and candles. 

The number of students in these classes 
is limited in order that each student will be 
given individual attention. 

Mrs. Gordon, instructor, is demonstrating 
to one of her students the use of the 
loom on which purses, knitting bags, rugs, 
and place mats can be woven. 

Instructor Harry Leman dem- 
onstrates the padding technique 
of upholstering to two of his 

Courses Include Upholstering, Decorating 

Upholstering classes are provided to teach 
both men and women the processes and tech- 
niques of upholstering such as tying sprin 


making webbing, padding, and recovering the 
furniture. Since space is limited, the num- 
ber of class members is limited to twelve. 

Home Decoration classes provide basic in- 
formation on color, design, and decorating 
principles to help show how these principles 
aid in improving the appearance of the home. 
Besides including specific aspects of room 
arrangement, individual problems are dis- 
cussed and field trips are taken. 

Mrs. Virginia Hill, the instructor, 
suggests several projects which can 
be presented to the students in the 
Home Decoration classes. 

Dr. Renate Armstrong, consultant, 
supervises as two of her students take 
vocational aptitude tests. This class 
is set up to help individuals plan 
intelligently for the future. Dr. Arm- 
strong, chief psychologist at East 
Moline State Hospital, administers, 
scores, and interprets personality, 
mental capability, vocational interests 
and vocational aptitude tests for 
those undecided upon their life's 
work. The students attend three 
group sessions and two individual 

Vocational Testing, Auto Driving 

Starting on the driver education trip is 
the instructor, Clifton Hyink, behind the 
wheel and the beginner at his side. 

Apprentice and Journeyman Traini 

Mr. Paul E. Selby is the 
instructor for the Quad-City 
Apprenticeship classes. Stu- 
dents are registered appren- 
tices, employed by the indus- 
tries in the Quad-Cities. 
They attend classes one-half 
day per week. 

Mr. Howard Goff is the 
coordinator for the Quad- 
City Apprenticeship Train- 
ing. This program is oper- 
ated co-operatively by the 
Moline school district and 
the Associated Industries. 

Training classes are held at 
MCC in connection with the 
Associated Industries of the 
Quad-Cities. The students study 
such courses as mathematics and 
English. The specific trade skills 
are learned in the shops of the 
industry employing the students. 

Instructor Vern Schilling 
explains proper methods of 
plastering to one of the 

Program Expands Each Year 

A second type of related training pro- 
gram is the training conducted and organ- 
ized through various trade groups. MCC 
provides classes for the plastering as well 
as plumbing and steamfitting apprentices. 

The steamfitters are preparing 
an object for demonstration. 

The apprentices are employed 
by the contractors and instructed 
by the school on techniques and 
important details. These men are 
registered with the Department 
of Labor and should receive 144 
hours each year of related train- 
ing in order to obtain the posi- 
tion of journeyman. 

Listening to the instructors, 
Mr. Dale Rousey and 
Barron Knight, are two 
members of the plumbing 

Vocational Classes Offer Mechanical 

Mr. Warren B. Leonard, instructor, is explaining 
a problem on the board to two of his students. 

Blueprint Reading or Drafting is offered for 
the purpose of teaching all the basic informa- 
tion necessary to interpret a blueprint or make 
a drawing. The alphabet of lines, methods of 
projection, understanding of dimensions, shop 
arithmetic, and the relationship of views are 
taught. This course provides a background for 
advanced work. 

Industrial Mathematics is designed 
to instruct the individual needing 
help or a review in arithmetic, frac- 
tions, decimals, square root, ratio 
and proportions, weights and mea- 
sures, and applied algebra. The les- 
sons are planned to create an under- 
standing of basic mathematics in 
actual situations found in industry. 

Two students watch as Mr. Phillip Mayer, instructor of Blue- 
print Reading and Drafting, demonstrate the use of a blueprint 


Skills in Automotive Work Welding 

Two members of the Motor 
Tune-Up class look on as Mr. 
Leonard Brackevelt, instructor, 
explains the type of skills which 
will be stressed. 

The Motor Tune-Up class is limited to 
those persons who are currently employed 
in automotive mechanics and related jobs. 
It provides an opportunity for an individual 
to increase his future income by achieving 
additional mechanical skill. Mr. Leonard 
Brackevelt is the instructor. 

Mr. Vernon Stagner, instructor of the 
Welding classes, teaches the use and care 
of arc welding machines, including safety 
factors. Students practice in the making of 
the various joints in a horizontal position 
and learn the welding symbols and met- 
allurgy. Experience is also obtained in the 
making of joints in vertical and overhead 
positions and acetylene welding and bazing. 

Mr. Vernon Stagner, instructor, demonstrates welding techniques to one 
of the members of his class. 

Publicity Spreads 



Expresses Their Best Wishes to the 
Students at Moline Community College 
and to the 1961 Galaxy Staff 

M. W. Faust, President 
Melvin L. Reynolds, Secretary-Treasurer 
Dr. Dwight M. Davis, Superintendent 

Henry W. Parsons 
Richard V. Shrader 

Stoddard J. Small 
Calvin Ainsworth 

John D. Morgan 
Ralph R. Johnson 


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1614 5th Avenue • Moline, Illinois 

Wheelocks Drug Store 

1517-15 Street 
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Fannie May Candies 

Fountain Service 

Chiropractic As A Career . . . 

Opportunity Unlimited 
Least Crowded of Professions 

The Palmer School of Chiropractic offers a standard four 
year course of 4,485 60-minute clock hours. 

This is the Chiropractic Fountain-Head — where Chiroprac 
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Degree of Doctor of Chiropractic awarded upon graduation 

Catalog sent upon request. 

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And an especial invitation to youth of this area to 
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Congratulations to the class of 1961 


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Member F. D. I. C. 

For Modern 
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Our Congratulations 
to the 
Class of 1961 

And an invitation 
to all 

Engineering Graduates 
to inquire about the 
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There goes the bell! 
MCC students enter the halls of knowledge. 



Our Community's Senior Department Store 

American Air Filter Company, Inc. 

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Make the World 

Your Bookshelf 

You may not realize it, but with your certificate of 
graduation you have been awarded an unlimited 
scholarship. At your finger tips — bound in the experience 
of centuries and in the wisdom of ages — lies a world of 
knowledge, its richness and its value subject only to your 
determination to draw on it. 

So, along with our congratulations, goes the urge that you 
take advantage of this unlimited scholarship by making 
the world about you your lore-laden bookshelf. 





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A complete line of 

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Complete facilities for offset printing and reproduction 


1501 Fifth Avenue 
The friendly dime store on ihe corner 


1301 Fifth Avenue 


Le Claire Hotel 

Finest in the Quad-Cities 
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The School of Nursing at Moline Public Hospital offers a three year 
program and is affiliated with the Moline Community College where 
the basic science courses are taught for which twenty hours of college 
credits are earned. It is also affiliated with the Illinois School of 
Psychiatric Nursing in Jacksonville, Illinois. 

The School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Department of 
Registration and Education in Illinois and is a member agency and 
provisionally accredited by the National League for Nursing. 

The Moline Public Hospital, a two hundred and seventy-five bed 
general hospital, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Ac- 
creditation of Hospitals, and is licensed by the State of Illinois De- 
partment of Public Health. The hospital offers a two year course 
in the School for X-Ray Technicians, approved by the Council on 
Medical Education of the American Medical Association. 

Scholarships are available. For further information, write to: Di- 
rector, School of Nursing. 

Moline Consumers Company 

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Allied Stone Co. 

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Bowladrome Alleys 
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1530 5th Avenue 

Fitzgibbon, Inc. 
1616 5th Avenue 


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1533 7th Avenue 


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1600 5th Avenue 

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East Moline 


Devoe Paint Store 
1406 5th Avenue 


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501 15th Street 


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1800 3rd Avenue 
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* Indicates Faculty, Board of Education, Secretarial, Cafeteria, Custodial staff members. 

Abrahamson, Edwin 38 
*Adam, John 18 
*Adams, Lela 90 
*Adkins, Donald 18 

Adolphson, Roger 42, 70 
*Ainsworth, Calvin 14 

Almquist, Linda 84, 78, 48 

Anderson, Riley 38, 40, 81 
* Armstrong, Renate 95 

Asquith, Marvel 40 

Aull, Ellen 18, 39 

Aull, Richard 40 

Aull, William 62 

Baccus, Barry 70 

Banning, Terry 39 

Barnes, Gerald 38 
*Barnett, Bess 18 
*Barnett, E. Lee 18 
*Barr, George 18 

Bell, David 85 
-Belote, Everett 90 

Bennett, Gallen 38 

Benson, Robert 78 
*Best, William 18 

Bestor, William 78 

Binning, Bruce 78 
*Birkhahn, Hugo 18 

Blick, William 20, 30, 31, 33, 48, 70 
"-Bonnell, Annette 93 
*Brackevelt, Leonard 99 

Brady, Joseph 27, 78 
*Brandicon, Lucy 18 

Brice, Douglas 79 

Brink, Sharon 48 

Brokaw, William 78 

Buffalo, Joan 26, 31, 48, 63 
*Carlson, Clara O. 18, 45 

Carlson, Curt 62 
*Carlson, Jean 17, 27 

Carlson, Ronald 25 

Carlstrom, Robert 30 

Chapman, Carolyn Susan 

26, 42, 44, 48, 78, 79, 84 

Christensen, Kenneth 79 

Cohn, Perry 79 

Colburn, Ann 39 

Collins, Richard 79 

Collis, Betty 39 

Conover, Willjam 24 

Cook, Marcia 26, 70, 79 

Cooklin, John 38, 42, 44, 79 

Coopman, William 38, 49, 44, 58 

Cuenca, Hernando 41, 70 

Dailing, J. 79 

Danielson, Diane 39, 44, 79 
Danielson, Robert 79 
*Davis, Dwight M. 14 
De Boe, Allan 48 
De Greve, Joseph 39 
De Muynck, Paul 33 

De Splinter, Theodore 38, 70 

De Tombe, Joyce 40, 42, 44, 71 
' ;: 'Devinney, Roy 19 
-DeWinter, Fern 27 
-Dickson, Frances M. 19, 83 
*Di Iulio, L. H. 19, 38 

Donovan, Douglas 71 

Duenow, John 39 

Duenow, Sally 39 

Echevari, Raul 41 
*Ekblad, Carl E. 19 

Eslinger, Jack 38, 40 

Fagerli, Marvin 93 
■-Farris, Otis 27 
-Faust, M.W. 14 

Ferrell, John 2 5, 42, 44, 79 
* Fielder, Leigh A. 19, 24 
••Firlus, Phyllis 19, 22, 63 

Fish, Dennis 38 

Fisher, John 79 
•■Flores, Froilan 83 

Folk, Stephanie 31 

Foltz, Georgia Adams 44, 79 

Fosbinder, Larry 38 

Foster, Lyle 71 
*Franck, Harry Jr. 19 

Fraser, Noel 33 
*Frater, Grover A. 19 

Frey, Dennis 54, 55, 58 

Fuller, Janet 42 

Funk, Robert 79 
*Gaffney, Ralph 27 
*Gallen, Eduard D. 19, 24, 40, 83 
*Garst, Barbara 20 

Gentry, Janice 84 

Giles, Donna 18, 39 79 

Gober, Craig 32, 60, 71 
*Goff, Howard 96 

Goranson, Helen 39 
*Gordon, Betty 95 

Greenblatt, Martin 42, 80 
*Griffin, Ralph 27 
*Grimth, Harold P. 20 

Griffith, James 80 

Grissom, Gary 80 

Guild, Thomas 48 

Gustafson, Anne 71 

Guthrie, Joan 42, 72 

Guzzo, Dominick 40 

Hall, Robert 42, 80 
*Hambacher, William O. 20 

Hamilton, Raymond 42, 54, 55, 56, 81 

Hansen, Gary 81 

Harlow, Barbara 81 

Harris, Robert 39 

Haumann, Robert 81 

Heberling, Sandra 39, 42, 81 

Heberling, Sophia 72 

Heitman, Gary 38, 40 

Herbst, Dean 85 

"Hill, Virginia 96 
*Hillis, Dorothy J. 20 

Hoda, Vahidedin 41, 85 
*Hoff, Annell 20 

Holmes, Alicia 40 

Holtman, Richard 58 

Hooven, James 54 

Hull, Daniel 54, 55, 57 
-Hyink, Clifton 95 
*Hyink, Dorothea 20 

Isais, Ezekiel 40, 72 

Jagnow, Lawrence 38, 42, 73 

Jenson, Paula 40 

Johnson, Carol 39, 43, 63, 81, 84 

Johnson, David 58 

Johnson, George 40 

Johnson, John 81 

Johnson, Ralph 14 

Johnson, Robert 21 

Johnson, Roger 31 

Johnston, Delores 81 
*Jones, Vivian B. 20 
*KeeIey, Richard C. 20, 23, 40 

Kehoe, William 81 
•■Kienle, Thomas 20, 54, 55 

Kimmel, Walter 82 

Kirkwood, Roland L. 21 
*Klier, Herbert C. 21 

Knight, Barron 91 

Kouti, Gholamshah 41, 85 
*Kramer, Dorothy 16 

Kramer, Rodger 18, 39 
*Krane, Arthur S. 21 
*Lambert, Wanda 17 

Lancaster, Jerry 73 

Langston, Mildred G. 21 

Larson, Frances 27 

Lear, Shirley 31, 32, 40, 82 
*Lee, Billie Gene 21 

Leistiko, Kay 63, 82, 84 
-Leman, Harry 94 
* Leonard, Warren 21, 98 

Liberman, Herold 82 

Lindell, Robert 58 

Lindell, William 58 

Lindstrom, Bernard 82 

Lingafelter, Daniel 54 

Lopez, Donald L. 82 

Louden, Daniel 25, 30, 31, 44, 82 

Lowe, Wallace 82 
*Manus, George 21 

Marlier, Ronald 43 

Martel, Richard 54, 56, 57 

Mattison, Anne 63, 73 
*Maurer, Ruby H. 21 
*Mayer, Phillip 98 

Mayhew, Edmond 40, 43 

McFadyen, Jeffrey 45 

McLaughlin, Melvin 43, 54, 57, 82 
*McMinn, Helen 92 

" JVlcJVlinn, Kalpn ri. 21 

.Reynolds, Alelvin 14 

Stang, Charles 21, 84 

Meyer, Gary 82 

Kieck, Kuth 39 

Stange, Joyce 26, 43, 63 

Meyers, Barbara 40 

"Ringquist, Marie L. 22 

Stevenson, Daniel 19, 60, 84 

JYUllen, Cjary 3o, 39, 4U 

"Riordon, Mary l - 

Stille, Larry 38, 43, 83 

Miller, Marilyn 39 

Ripley, Dora 43 

Stradt, Robert 84 

JYLlllS, A. Uavicl -4U, b2 

Ritter, Daniel 33 

"^Swanson, Frederick J. 18. 23, 39 

•Mitchell, Ldward Al. 22 

Kobinson, David 27 

Swanson, James R. 23, "6, 84 

Alittnum, Delbert 82 

Koby, Jessie H. 22, 40 

Swanson, Ronald 54, 59 

Montgomery, VvTlham 82 

Rogers, William 43, 44, 83 

Swanson, Sandra 84 

Morgan, John 14 

Roman. Daniel 19, 62 

"Taylor, Gordon S. 23, 25, 58, 83 

Mounsse, Janice 40 

Rosborough, Calvin 84 

1 eel, Lucille 42, 76 

iMueller, Cjary 62 

Koss, raul 30 

-iheorell, Viola t. 21. 26, 40 

iMueller, Jxobert 32, 54 

Kousey, Dale yl 

lliomas, Arlene 38, 85 

Murray, James 7 3 

Roush, Dewayne 22 

Thomas, Barbara 39 

Aelson, hdna 2 

Saelens, Robert 7 5 

1 hompson, Robert 40 

"I\uquist, Robert 22, 25 

"Sarver, Ruby 92 

limmer, James 85 

U ririen, Daniel 54 

;>cimling, V ern yu 

Timson, John 48, 60 

Klock, ramela 4(J, 48, /o 

Schnoebelen, Allan 58 

1 odd, Carl 62 

Olson, Grace 27 

ocnoneiu, naroiu oy 

Tompkins, Linda 43, 84 

v^rtiz, xvODert z>4, jo, , ;> 

Schorpp, Ronald 84 

L ranicn, Uorotny 4U, 42, 45, 85 

Ossefort. Joan 40 

Schrader, Richard 14 

Vandel, Mernice 54 

W >>CI1, J aJ J1C5 r 

Srltltlr7 LVirlpnf' ] S ill -19 ~7 S 

Van De Voorde, Richard 

Pi rn?h "R i r It t rrl 7 T ^ ft 
J. aiiijii, J. v i c 1 1 d. l ci £* / , _/0 

OLilUlli, JL^CIUV Z^l 

43, 54, 55, 57, 

'"Pi rsons T-JY-rirv 1 i 

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otiiuitz, oanura Z4, jy 

van Kaes, Kobert 4U, 76 

Pearson, Janet 82 

Scranton, H. Rex ^5 

Verhelst, Edris 39 

Pekos, William 30, 32, 38, 43, 48, 82 

:: Selby, Paul E. 96 

Vershaw, John 76 

Perry, G. E. 83 

Sereg, Ronald 40, 83 

■"Vessells, Harold E. 23 

Peterson, Douglas 25, 58, 59 

Shaw, Judith 83 

Weber, James 54, 55 

-■'Peterson, Phyllis l 7 , 27 
Peterson, Stephen 83 
Petit, Bud 58 
Phelps, David 30, 81, 85 
Philips, Henry Paul 22 
Pierce, Doris 74 

-Shawgo, Lucy 22 
Shepard, Ronald S3 

•"Weckel, Emma 27 
*Weckel, Helen 27 

Sheridan, Thomas 2", 32, 38 
Shook, Ronald 62 

■ Weis, Harold P. 23 

■•Wells, Hilda M. 16, 23, 31, 42, 85 

Shore, Phillip "5 

Wells, Kermit 39 

Piatt, Margaret 44 

Sims, Ronald 62 

Wendell, Larry 76 

Pyevich, Steven 58 

""Sinclair, L. R. 22 

-Whalen, Richard 15, 80, 83 

Rambo, Lottie 74 

*Small, Stoddard, 14 

'•■White, Van 19 28 

Ramsdale, Gerald 31 

Smith, Donald 38 

Whitmore, Jo Ann "7, 84 

Rasso, Florentine 39 

Smith, Marsha 83 

Widdop, James 77 

Reeder. Kathy 43. 83 

v: Smith, Ray E. 23, 27 

*Willard, Harold D. 2 3 

Reynolds, Harland "4, 83 

Sorenson, Charles 62 

Wilson, Emily 26 

Reynolds, Hygie 43 

Stagner, Vernon 99 

Witte, Stephen 38, 77 


I would like to express my thanks to the follow ing people and firms whose help 
I greatly appreciated : 

— The Moline Daily Dispatch 

— All my section editors and their assistants 

— My advertising manager, John Cooklin, and his start 

— Jeff McFadyen, student photographer, and his helpers 

— Margaret Piatt for her help in laying out my ideas 

— All students who helped write copy and especially Dorothy Uranich, my 

— Dean Whalen and his office staff 

— William Schultz of Schultz Studios, our official photographer 

— \\ 7 agners Printers and especially Ted Nelson 

— Durand Cover Company 

— Most of all Miss Clara Carlson, the Galaxy Advisor 

Darlene Schultz 
Ed ho r-in- Chief